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Ray Emery’s Humbling Experience

From Craig Custance at Sporting News:

Based on what Ruch saw when he opened up Emery’s hip, Emery had about three or four months left before it collapsed. In roughly 180 days, his hockey career would have been over for good.

That realization changes a man.

There may have been times early in Emery’s career that it looked like he was trying to blow it all on his own. Suddenly, he’s desperate to save it.

“It brings you back down to earth,” Emery said. “It seemed like in the past –- you had a window and most guys, you’re thinking ‘Until I’m 33 or 35 I’m going to be in pretty good shape and my body is at my disposal.’”

Emery’s window—temporarily, at least—slammed shut.  “It makes you seem a lot more human,” he said. “That’s a humbling experience.”

read on for a detailed look at Ray Emery’s health and career

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Hope things go well health-wise for Razor. It seems like the mental side is finally squared away.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 08/04/11 at 03:21 PM ET

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