Mikhail Sergachev Makes a Crazy Statement After Being Stretchered off the Ice

TJ Tucker
February 8, 2024  (8:09)

Tampa Bay Lightning's Mikhail Sergachev receiving help after going down awkwardly
Photo credit: Toronto Sun

An already injury-shortened season got much worse for Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Mikhail Sergachev last night after he left the game against the New York Rangers on a stretcher. Sergachev has released an update on social media, and it's clear he's frustrated, while admitting the painkillers he's receiving are good.

Sergachev went down awkwardly after a reverse hit from Alexis LaFreniere of the Rangers in the second period of last night's game. It was Sergachev's first since mid-December has he's been dealing with injuries all season long. His left leg got caught underneath him and bent in a way no leg should.

Lightning Defenceman Angry and Frustrated After Injury

Overnight, Sergachev took to Instagram to give a long statement in which he expressed his frustration and disbelief with how his season has gone so far.
"Oh man, why me? Why now? After all the games missed, coming back and getting injured again, feels unfair, feels terrible. Trying to stay calm and positive, but it's impossible. After doing everything right I get this. The universe is unpredictable I guess, and has its own plans , but fuck the universe man, I know I'll come back stronger and I know I'll play better than before, but it's tough right now, and it's gonna be tough tomorrow. We all fight our own battles and this is mine. I'll win, always do. Pain meds are good tho, if I was in the forest by myself I'd be dead, crazy innit?! Wanted to write how I feel here, don't know why, but just wanted to let people that care about me know! I appreciate all of your messages. Thanks to the medical staff.


Lightning's Sergachev Gets Sympathy from Teammates Following Terrible Injury

Sergachev's teammates were obviously hoping for the best for him. Steven Stamkos has gone through a similar injury and knows how hard it can be.
"It's not fun. You feel sick to your stomach. Obviously, Sergy has put in a lot of time and effort to come back from his original injury and, then, to see something pretty traumatic like that happen from someone who has been through that, it's tough to watch." - Steven Stamkos
We'll have to wait a day or two to get an official update on how much time Sergachev will miss, but the initial outlook isn't good.