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Craig Cunningham makes inspiring return to ice just 4 months after collapse

Craig Cunningham collapsed prior to puck drop in an AHL game on November 19th. After suffering a heart attack and a subsequent leg amputation, he made his return to the ice Friday.

Tucson Roadrunners captain had a heart attack on Nov. 19

Talk about a memorable morning skate! (@RoadrunnersAHL/Twitter)

Need some inspiration? Look no further than Craig Cunningham.

Just four months after collapsing from a heart attack on the ice, the Tucson Roadrunners captain laced 'em up and participated in Friday's morning skate.

On Nov. 19, Cunningham suffered cardiac arrest prior to an AHL game vs. the Manitoba Moose and was rushed to hospital.

Cunningham's heart recovered, but the procedures affected the circulation to his left leg and it was amputated on Christmas Eve.

After a tough road, hours of physical therapy and maintaining high spirits, Cunningham is already back on the ice and smiling more than ever.


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