No doubt, you’ve already seen the video of ex-NHLer Brian McGrattan getting knocked out last night in an AHL game between his San Diego Gulls and the San Antonio Rampage.
Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, at least based on how things looked when McGrattan was sprawled face-down and unconscious on the ice, the 34-year-old was feeling well enough this morning to call in to TSN 1050 radio to talk about it.
“It was a good shot,” he said of the punch by San Antonio’s Daniel Maggio. “We were going pretty good there. There are a couple spots there on your chin, if you get tagged, you’re going down.”
McGrattan chuckled after he said that.
He also tweeted this earlier in the day:
And though he admitted that last night was the “most I’ve ever been knocked down,” he added that it “doesn’t change anything” for him.
“I’m always ready for something like that to happen,” he said. “Obviously, there’s a certain crowd that doesn’t like that stuff, and there’s a certain crowd of people that do like that stuff.
“I’m fine. My family knows I’m fine. That’s the main concern is how they feel.”