Radmall looks to weekend

Thursday, 18th January 2007

Manchester Phoenix defenceman Adam Radmall is hopeful he'll be ready to play this weekend when the Phoenix travel to Sheffield for a clash with the Steelers.

The twenty-two year old Nottingham born blueliner suffered a suspected broken nose last weekend when checked into the boards in Hull by Stingrays James Knight early in the third period. Radmall left the game in some pain and subsequent examination confirmed the break.

"The doctor at the rink said it was broken and it felt that way. I went to my local doctor for him to check me out as well," said Radmall. "My nose was too swollen to have an x-ray, but he confirmed what I had suspected almost immediately after the hit, that it was broken. I've just got to wait now till the swelling goes down before seeing what needs to be done."

Despite the injury, Radmall will train with the Phoenix in preparation for Saturdays' game in Sheffield and the Tuesday road trip to his hometown Panthers. "Paul, our equipment manager has sorted me out a new visor to protect my nose so all being well, I hope to playing on Saturday and again on Tuesday."

Radmall laughed when he added, "the good thing to come out of it is my breathing actually feels a bit better and it's not so much the swelling of my nose, but if I get two black eyes as well, I'll look like a giant panda."