Chicago Blackhawk Used Acupuncture

Ray Emery, a Chicago Blackhawk’s player has not always been known to have a good attitude.  However, since being diagnosed with avascular necrosis two years ago, a lot has changed.  Avascular necrosis cuts off the blood supply to bone tissue and one of the bones in Emery’s hip was deteriorating from the disease.

In the spring of 2010, he underwent surgery followed by months of rehabilitation which included acupuncture.  It took him a full year to play again but now he is back and on a winning streak – with a better attitude.

“Something like that happens and you realize you can’t play forever, you’re not Superman,” Emery said.

Maybe not superman, but he still can play, going 7-2-0 and leading his team into the playoffs last season.

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