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BREAKING: Panthers Captain's Injury Fate Revealed by Doctor

Published November 18, 2023 at 11:06
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Last night, Aleksander Barkov, captain of the Florida Panthers, suffered an injury during their 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks. Barkov left the game following a knee-on-knee collision with Jackson Lacombe, sparking concerns about his long-term fitness.

Jackson Lacombe Injures Aleksander Barkov



In the incident, Barkov immediately headed to the tunnel, raising alarms about the severity of his injury. The hit by Lacombe was notable, and the situation's gravity was evident from Barkov's reaction.




Barkov has gone to the locker room after a knee-to-knee collision with LaCombe

Dr. Harjas Grewal, known for his insights into sports injuries, provided an assessment of what Barkov's injury might entail.


Potential diagnoses for Barkov include:
- Bone bruise or capsular injury, typically a shorter-term issue, with a recovery of 1-2 weeks for NHL players.
- PCL injury, with the recovery time varying depending on the injury's severity.
- MCL injuries and torn meniscus are less likely.
- A torn ACL, while possible, is deemed highly unlikely in this case.

So far this season, Barkov has been a key player for the Panthers, scoring 6 goals and totaling 17 points in 16 games. His defensive skills have been exceptional, evidenced by his +14 rating, the highest on the team. While the exact nature of his injury is still unclear, it seems likely that the Panthers will have to cope without their captain for at least a few games.
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