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Muskegon Lumberjack Joe Cox

Joe Cox

It appears the Muskegon Lumberjacks will play the remainder of their season and playoffs without the services of forward Joe Cox.

Cox, who is the team’s second-leading scorer with 20 goals and 19 assists for 39 points, suffered a leg injury in Saturday night’s 5-1 victory over the Green Bay Gamblers.

“Initial testing did not look good, but final results will come today after seeing Dr. Pallante,” said team president Tim Taylor.

Cox, who had played in all 62 Lumberjack games, was kneed by Gambler Matt Weis at 12:12 of the third period. Weis received a major penalty and a game misconduct.

Taylor confirmed on Monday that video of the incident will be reviewed by the USHL office to determine if Weis will receive a suspension.

On Sunday, Cox was wearing a leg brace and was walking on crutches.