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Brampton Battalion fans can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that star forward Cody Hodgson will be good to go for Friday night's playoff opener in Kingston, despite the broken bone in his foot....
“Even if there’s pain, I’ll play on Friday,” the 20-year-old told the Toronto Star. “Playoffs are big-time, lots of guys play with injuries so it’s not really a big deal to me. I’m going to give it my best no matter what.”
I had the opportunity to talk to Hodgson on Tuesday after the Vancouver Canucks prospect had finished his first practice back since sitting out the final two weeks of the regular season. The rest was an attempt to let the fracture in his right foot heal as much as possible before the playoffs started.
“(The pain) has subsided, but it’s still sore when I’m skating, but I think that might be because I haven’t really used it in a week or two now," Hodgson told the Toronto Star after his skate.
The centre broke the bone blocking a shot in a game against the Sudbury Wolves on Feb.12.
“I have foot protectors now, that I wear on the ice and I’ll try to take as much pressure off it as possible before games, so we’ll see how it feels (on Friday),” he said.
Hodgson says he'll take two Advil and be good to go.
"Once I'm on the ice, I'm only thinking about the game," said Hodgson. "Obviously there's still a little bit of pain in certain situations, but I try not to think about it."
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