Vancouver Warrior’s righty forward Joel McCready is likely to miss the remainder of the season with a suspected torn Achilles. Steve Ewen of The Province first reported the news Wednesday afternoon.
In last week’s game against the San Diego Seals McCready went down with an apparent lower body injury as he hobbled off the floor. It has been deemed a sufficient Achilles injury and a possible Achilles tear.
McCready being out for the remainder of the season is a huge loss for a Vancouver team that is still searching for their second win of the season, and first home win, through seven weeks of the season.
As a righty forward McCready is a crucial piece in that offense as he can really help that offense get going in various different ways. McCready is very good at helping to get other guys open for outside shots by cutting to the net. Thus far, McCready has tallied 11 points (4G/7A) through the first five games of the season.
Without McCready in on offense on the right side the Warriors will still have three guys in Jordan McBride, Tony Malcom, and Keegan Bal. The Warriors will need to find another righty to help on that offense in McCready’s absence.
It looks like the best option, and maybe most logical one, would be to move James Rahe back to going out the front door. Rahe has been going out the back door and play some solid defense this season.