Ottawa Senators forward Tyler Ennis received some devastating news from doctors about an ankle injury he suffered last season while playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The forward took a shot off the inside of his ankle and was told initially that there was a fracture, according to Ian Mendes of TSN. However, the news got substantially worse from there.
“They pulled up my X-ray. And they’re like ‘Woah – you’ve got a really bad displaced break here,’” Ennis said according to Mendes.
This news confused the forward as he was told earlier by doctors that it wasn’t a displaced fracture.
The doctors, as perplexed as Ennis at the time, went back and re-examined. They weren’t wrong, they had Tyler Ennis’ X-ray in their hands!
The only problem? The X-ray they were staring at belonged to Tyler Ennis, the Canadian basketball player who suffered a nastier break to his leg shortly prior to the hockey player’s injury.
“They double-checked and they actually had the image from the other Tyler Ennis, who broke his leg playing basketball overseas. His break was a lot worse than mine,” stated the hockey-playing Ennis. “When they confused our X-rays, I was a little nervous. I thought my recovery was going to take a lot longer.”
Ennis, the hockey player, missed just under two months due to his injury while Ennis, the basketball player, required more than a year to recover from his ailment.
Ennis, the basketball player, currently plays for the Toronto Raptors’ G-League team, the Raptors 905.
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