Craig Cunningham, the captain of the AHL’s Tucson Roadrunners who collapsed on the ice prior to a Nov. 19 game and has since been making a remarkable recovery, was in attendance for his team’s game Saturday night.
The 26-year-old underwent several life-saving procedures, including having part of his left leg amputated on Christmas Eve.
“It’s life or limb, and obviously you pick life over limb, right?” Roadrunners GM Doug Soetaert told ESPN. “That was the way he’s moving forward. He’s been battling through the whole thing. We continue to battle with him. He’s going to make it.”
Cunningham was in critical but stable condition days after he collapsed prior to puck drop for an AHL game between the Roadrunners and Manitoba Moose on Nov. 19.
The following is a press release, via Craig Morgan, from the Banner–University Medical Center on the state of Cunningham’s health and the procedures he went through to save his life, from late December: