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by: AnthonyP On  Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Erik JohnsonTotal Pro Sports – Talented young defenseman Erik Johnson of the St. Louis Blues will be out for the entire season due to a Knee injury.  Team Doctors have confirmed that surgery will be needed, and he will not be back in time for the 2008 season. 

Would you believe the accident happend when the team was on a bonding trip at Lake of the Ozarks.  Erik Johnson and the rest of his team mates were on the golf course when he stepped out of a golf cart, got his foot caught between the accelerator and the brake, and injured his right knee.  A freak accident that know will put Erik Johnson on the shelf for the year.

The St. Louis Blues seem to have no luck in keeping their star defenseman healthy Erik Johnson joins a list of injured defenseman in recent years that includes Al MacInnis, Chris Pronger, Barret Jackman, Eric Brewer and Jay McKee.

                                                                                                                                                                     

A second MRI test on Erik Johnson’s right knee Tuesday confirmed the worst for the Blues: The 20-year-old defenseman, No. 1 overall pick in 2006 and face of the franchise, will miss the season.

And for those holding out hope that Tuesday’s news could somehow be good, the revelation of Johnson’s two torn ligaments and pending surgery confirmed the view of some that the Blues’ organization is cursed.

Johnson joins a list of injured defensemen in recent years that includes Al MacInnis, Chris Pronger, Barret Jackman, Eric Brewer and Jay McKee.

But if the Blues were crying behind closed doors regarding their recent run of bad luck, Blues President John Davidson wasn’t showing it Tuesday when he addressed the situation.

Source: STLtoday.com




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