The Erie Otters’ bad luck with injuries has started earlier than usual this season.
Sherry Bassin, managing partner and general manager, confirmed today that fourth-year center Dane Fox suffered an apparent ankle injury in a swimming mishap this past weekend. Bassin said Fox hit his foot on a rock while jumping into a lake.
Bassin was unsure about the severity of the injury, but he feared Fox may have suffered a hairline fracture that could keep him off the ice for the next month. Fox won’t participate in training camp, which begins Aug. 27 at Morgan Firestone Arena in Ancaster, Ontario. Yet Bassin remains optimistic Fox will be ready in time for the start of the regular season Sept. 20 against Niagara.
“We’ll know better when all our medical people (evaluate him),” Bassin said.
Fox, 18, had 10 goals and 22 points in 28 games for the Otters after being acquired from London this past January. He has 35 goals and 83 points in 139 career OHL games.
- Victor Fernandes