I recently found out that former Condor Sean Venedam….

From: Tommy

Comments: I recently found out that former Condor, Sean Venedam, who had a game-ending injury to his leg, has had to have his leg amputated. Sean was a great player and leader while here in Condorstown. I admire Sean’s courage for what had to be a most traumatic decision he was forced to make because of his injury. I, and surely I can speak this one time on behalf of the Condors’ fans, wish him all the best and a speedy recovery. Condorstown will always be a place you can call home. Get well soon Sean!

Reply: Hello Condorstown!

In a recent email exchange with Kevin Bartl he mentioned that he has been asked about the nature of my current situation but really wasn’t sure on how he should comment or what to say. Therefore, I will bail him out. I had surgery on June 21st. The surgery was a below the knee amputation of my right leg. I am now at home in Ottawa, Ontario, where I am recovering. I will be fitted for my first prosthetic in mid-August and begin physiotherapy immediately. Can’t wait.

My wife Jenny and I will always consider Bakersfield our home away from home, and want to thank everyone for their overwhelming show of support. I still stay in touch with many of my former teammates and we all agree that we’re all very fortunate and privileged to have played in such a supportive community and great organization. That’s evident by the number of former players that now call Bakersfield their permanent home.

I would like to thank the Condors organization and all of “our” fans for the well wishes.

Good luck this season, I will be watching and next time we see each other I will be “walking” into Rabobank Arena!


Sean Venedam