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QMJHL player Dumulong injures leg when struck by car in parking lot

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BATHURST, N.B. - A game between the Acadie-Bathurst Titan and the Saint John Sea Dogs was postponed Wednesday after a Titan player was run over by his own car in the arena parking lot.

Defenceman Nicolas Dumulong was taken to hospital after the runaway car ran over his leg.

Isabelle Morrier, the Titan's director of operations, said the team was awaiting word on the severity of the injury.

She said Dumulong parked his car as usual at the KC Irving Centre but, as he was walking away, noticed it was moving. He tried to stop it with his body but the car, which was picking up speed, went over his leg.

Paramedics were called in and Dumulong was taken to hospital.

"We're just happy it wasn't worse than that," said Morrier.

Several of Dumulong's teammates who witnessed the incident were shaken by what they saw.

The team contacted the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League office and the decision was made to postpone Wednesday night's game. There was no immediate word on a makeup date.

Natacha Llorens, director of the league's player support program, spoke with some witnesses. The league said in a statement that "a psychologist will follow the players as a precaution."

Dumulong, 19, of Varennes, Que., is in his third season with Acadie-Bathurst. He has six assists and 63 penalty minutes in 23 games this season.

In 113 career QMJHL games, he has 10 assists and 273 penalty minutes.

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