Some really unfortunate news to report.
We reported yesterday that further testing had revealed a major injury in the knee of Tampa Bay Lightning superstar Steven Stamkos a "lateral meniscus tear" and as a result Stamkos would be ruled out indefinitely, but we had no idea just how long indefinitely would mean.
According to a breaking news report from TSN insider Bob McKenzie, Stamkos is now headed into surgery and will require arthroscopic knee surgery to repair the tear, surgery that may very well end his prospects of playing again this season.
While there has yet to be an official recovery time announced by the Lightning, McKenzie notes that the recovery time for this procedure can be anywhere from four to six months, and with that length of time absent from play you can expect it to take even longer to get back into game shape.
Short of a miraculous recovery it certainly looks like Steven Stamkos may be done for the regular season.