As the Winnipeg Jets came out for their first skate at Regina’s Mosaic Stadium, Reporters and on-lookers were a bit surprised to see forward Mason Appleton come out in a walking boot crutches. After practice in Paul Maurice updated reporters on the situation and it turns out that Appleton has a broken bone in his foot as the result of a football injury.
Appleton broke a bone in his foot while warming up to go onto the ice for the outdoor practice. It happened while a few guys were playing football. It’s a long-term injury. “It will be a month before you can ask about him again,” said #NHLJets HC Paul Maurice
— Ken Wiebe (@WiebeAthletic) October 26, 2019
And here some of you thought that the pre-game soccer kick around was going to result in a dumb injury for the Jets. Turns out playing football in a football stadium can lead to injuries as well. This team has the dumbest luck sometimes.
Mason hasn’t been able to pick up a point in nine games played with the Jets this season after a 36 game rookie season last year where he scored three goals and ten points.
Gabriel Bourque who was sat out of the last game against the Kings will likely draw in tomorrow night against the Calgary Flames.
And if nothing else, we now have an understanding why Mason never suited up for the Michigan State Spartans at cornerback.