After taking a season away from curling, 2010 Olympic champion Marc Kennedy is returning to the game as third for Team Jacobs.
Kennedy, 37, got a phone call shortly after the announcement from Brad Jacobs. He took a few days to consider things and called Jacobs on Monday to commit to the next three years.
“I’m fully committed to this,” Kennedy said. “There aren’t a lot of opportunities I would have said yes to but this is one, with these three guys, I couldn’t pass up,” Kennedy said.
Kennedy left the game after playing third for Kevin Koe’s team that placed fourth at the 2018 Olympics. Since then, he’s been spending time with his family in Alberta while rehabbing a sore hip.
“I had to consider family first. I have had some good quality time with my girls this year,” Kennedy said. “And my health. Where was my hip at? Is it ready for another three-year run. Not sliding thirty times a day has helped.”