Ladd Healing, But Requires Offseason Surgery

Grayson Ladd

Grayson Ladd with the OHL’s Windsor Spitfires – Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images.

Grayson Ladd made major steps to his game this year in his second Ontario Hockey League season, but he’ll be on the shelf longer than expected, well into the offseason.

Originally suffering a broken and dislocated thumb, Ladd is healing, but now is looking at a longer recovery time as he’ll also require shoulder surgery.

“I’m coming along ok. My cast is off my thumb but I’m wearing a splint for 2 weeks, but after that my thumb should be good,” said Ladd of his initial injury.

“I found out the other day that I’ll be needing shoulder surgery too after my thumb is all healed.”

For Ladd, a Kent Bridge product, who had 2 goals and 18 points in 48 games, and was +15 for the Spitfires, the setback is difficult. Not only is it his first year of NHL draft eligibility, but he wishes he could be on the ice helping his Windsor Spitfires.

“It’s tough sitting in the stands watching because I want to be out there helping,” he said. “It can be frustrating because our team is battling for a playoff spot, so I certainly would like to be out there fighting for it with them.”

For now, all Grayson Ladd can do is sit and watch, and recover, with his sights set on a successful 2019-2020 OHL campaign.

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