Utica Comets' Darren Archibald undergoes successful surgery for cheek fracture

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Utica Comets’ forward Darren Archibald underwent successful surgery after he suffered facial fracture during a game against the Charlotte Checkers, according to Comets General Manager Ryan Johnson.

Posted: Nov. 17, 2017 4:37 PM
Updated: Nov. 17, 2017 4:39 PM

UTICA – Utica Comets’ forward Darren Archibald underwent successful surgery after he suffered facial fracture during a game against the Charlotte Checkers, according to Comets General Manager Ryan Johnson.

Johnson says that on November 8, Archibald sustained a fracture to his cheek bone during the Comets’ game against the Checkers in Utica, which was the first time the Comets have hosted the team. During that game in which the Comets lost 5-2, Archibald was injured and went down on the ice early in the first quarter, and he didn't return to the game.

Archibald was sent to a specialist in Toronto and he had the surgery on Wednesday, according to Johnson. He says that Archibald is expected to make a full recovery, and he’s expected to return to playing in four to six weeks.

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