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Grosenick relieved his leg injury wasn't serious

There were a lot of Union hockey fans and players breathing a sigh of relief Monday when goalie Troy Grosenick's MRI revealed no damage to his right leg.

Grosenick was injured early in the second period of Union's 6-2 win over Harvard on Friday.

On Tuesday, Grosenick said he was worried that he suffered damage to his lateral collateral ligament.

"Anytime you’re facing something serious that could keep you out a month or so, you never want that," Grosenick said. "So, you’re always relieved to hear that the MRI came out good."

"Right now, it’s a little sore and stiff. I’m taking it a day at a time. I work with Cheryl [Rockwood, Union’s athletic trainer] every day rehabbing it. I should be good to go pretty soon."

Grosenick was injured at 2:24 of the second period and with the Dutchmen leading, 2-1. He described what happened.

"It was kind of a weird play," Grosenick said. "It was an odd-man rush type situation. I slid across to the post on my left side, and ended up just off of that post. I got up off of my knees, and saw a guy coming in. I think he [was] tripped up. He came in on his knees, pretty much, full speed. I tried to jump over him, didn’t get over him, obviously, and I ended up pretty high in the air and landed funny."

with Union off this weekend because of final exams for the first trimester, Grosenick will get plenty of time to heal and prepare for a possible return next weekend, when the seventh-ranked Dutchmen host Penn State for a two-game series.

"Obviously, having a bye week helps," Grosenick said. "It always [stinks] to be hurt, period. Missing something practices isn’t a good thing. But at the same time, if you know that you’ve got a couple of weeks to prepare for your next game, then it’s better than if you’re playing on Friday."

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