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Rep. Mike Quigley facing surgery: Injured hamstring during hockey game

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WASHINGTON--I saw the usually spry and athletic Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) outside of the House chamber on Thursday limping, looking pained with each step. Upon my asking what was wrong, Quigley told me he suffered for the game he loved, hockey.

Quigley, a co-chair of the Congressional Hockey Caucus, is an avid hockey player.

Turns out Quigley was playing a game pitting lawmakers against lobbyists and, as he caught a pass and was taking off, his right leg collapsed, injurying his hamstring.

Quigley will undergo hamstring surgery Friday at Northwestern Hospital.

Said Quigley, "I'll be skating again in six months."

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