The Calgary Roughnecks today announced that team captain Tracey Kelusky is expected to miss three to six weeks due to facial surgery.
Kelusky was injured in an incident at a local establishment early Sunday evening.
The following is a statement from Roughnecks Owner, President and General Manager Brad Banister in regards to the injury to Tracey Kelusky:
"On Sunday evening Tracey Kelusky was injured in an incident at a local establishment. Due to this incident Tracey needed to undergo surgery this morning to repair damage to his jaw and cheekbone. Unfortunately, Tracey will be forced to miss the next three to six weeks. At this point, we are not prepared to speculate on the specifics of this incident as they are still unclear. We are endeavouring to find out exactly what happened on Sunday night. Once we have a clear picture of the events we will act appropriately should it be necessary. What we do know is that our captain will be unavailable to our team for our next few games. With the tremendous start the Roughnecks have had, we will rely on the rest of the team to pick up the slack in Tracey's absence. Our focus at this point is the health and recovery of Tracey."