Last week, Michal Kempny underwent surgery to repair a torn left hamstring, which ruled him out of the Capitals’ postseason as it put his recovery at four to six months.
That meant that the Capitals will be without one of their top defensemen during playoffs. Devastated, one Caps fan brought a sign to warmups ahead of Saturday’s game against the Islanders and offered up her own hamstring as a sacrifice.
“Michal Kempny can have my hamstring,” one sign read. “Toss me a puck if you miss Michal Kempny.”
On Sunday, Kempny accepted that offer.
Kempny reposted RMNB’s photo of the signs to his Instagram Story and added the comment, “I’d take it. 😂 Thanks.” We think the laughing emoji means he’s probably kidding, but we can’t be sure. 🤔
Kempny’s girlfriend Nicola Minarikova also reposted the photo with the caption, “Soooo nice”.
Kristen Buckholt, one of the makers of the signs, was thrilled that Kempny saw her signs and joked that she’d have to go through with it now.
michal kempny reposted mine @jesseinmann signs and agreed to take my hamstring so i guess i’m down a hamstring but my life has purpose so thanks @russianmachine pic.twitter.com/hHdaV44ywa
— Kristen Buckholt (@KristenBuckholt) April 7, 2019
By the way, it turns out that it is possible for a person to donate a hamstring to another person.
Headline photo: Elizabeth Kong
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