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Doctors break the silence surrounding Auston Matthews injury


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Austin Sabourin
May 4, 2024  (11:12)
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As the tension rises with Game 7 looming, Auston Matthews' absence from the Toronto Maple Leafs lineup remains a hot topic.

Coach Keefe has been optimistic but cautious about Matthews' return, keeping fans on edge. Recently, a doctor specializing in sports injuries hinted on social media that Matthews' problem might involve his knee, specifically the MCL, a crucial ligament that stabilizes the knee's inner side.
No.

MCL stabilizes inside of knee.

Can wear brace but twisting, pivoting and trying to skate would be severely limiting if MCL / meniscus are compromised

Even grade 1's hurt bad

This sparked further discussion among fans, with some speculating whether it could be an ACL tear, a more severe injury. The doctor's response was worrying, suggesting that if surgery is needed, Matthews could be sidelined for a significant period, akin to Tom Wilson's lengthy absence in a past playoff season.
Minimum 6 months, normallly 9-12 months

@Harjas_Grewal covers hockey injuries for me

However, uncertainties persist, and we'll have to wait until after the playoffs for a clearer picture.
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