Ice hockey superstar ponders bulletproof socks

Published: 22nd January 2010

Ice hockey superstar ponders bulletproof socks
Kevin Bieksa, a defenseman for the Vancouver Canucks in the National Hockey League (NHL) - the US ice hockey league - has revealed that he is to experiment with donning Kevlar socks when he returns to the sport.

Bieksa suffered two major cuts to his feet in the last three seasons, including a severed tendon on against the Phoenix Coyotes in late December when a skate blade belonging to opposition forward Petr Prucha sliced his foot.

Two years ago, Bieksa missed a whopping 47 games after his Achilles tendon was taken out by Vernon Fiddler, who was then playing for the Nashville Predators.

Bieksa had surgery at the very end of 2009 but would not put a timeline on his own return though it is very doubtful that it will be before March, with the star only currently able to slowly take on an exercise bike.

Vancouver are having a good season despite the loss of Bieksa, with the team standing in second place in the Northwest Division, level points with the Colorado Avalanche who are in top spot.

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