Craig England's Career Ends Due to Injury

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On Wednesday morning the Buffalo Bandits announced that forward Craig England has been placed on Injured Reserve-season ending list. Reid Action has been moved up to the protected players list in England's absence.

It has since been reported and confirmed that England's injury is the same eye injury sustained at the end of las season. Steve Bermel first reported that England's career was over and that it was the same injury to his eye sustained at the end of the 2017-18 season. The Bandit's Director of Operations Scott Loffier later confirmed the report that England's career is indeed over.

England, who was voted 2018 NLL Teammate of the Year, has spent the past three years in Buffalo with the Bandits. He was drafted by Toronto in the fourth round (30th overall) in 2011 and saw his first action in 2014 when he played in 4 games with the Rock. England spent one year with the New England Black Wolves before arriving in Buffalo in 2016.

With the Bandits for the past three season's England has played in 29 games and racked up 46 points (26G,20A) in his time as a Bandit. The team's website has taken England off the roster for the 2018-19 season. It has been a pleasure to watch England over the course of his career and we wish him the best moving forward.