The Grand Falls Rapids say defenseman Isaac Dixon has begun rehabilitation after sustaining a serious back injury during the 3rd period of the December 30th game in Edmundston. The team says that the 18-year-old, who is in his second year in the Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL), underwent surgery on New Year’s Eve to repair and stabilize broken vertebrae. Dixon was able to get back on his feet and take a few steps for the first time on Tuesday. The team says Dixon will transfer to the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation in Fredericton.
Update on Isaac Dixon.
Take good care, @isaacdixon58 ! 💚 pic.twitter.com/ThL8rkgBEm
— Grand Falls Rapids-Rapides de Grand-Sault (@GFRapidshockey) January 5, 2021
The Rapids have been providing updates on Dixon’s condition since the injury occurred. The hockey community throughout the region has shown its support, including numerous teams and players.
The MHL wishes Dixon a full and speedy recovery from this injury.