Doctor believes Auston Matthews could miss up to nine months with serious injury!

Doctor believes Auston Matthews could miss up to nine months with serious injury!

Uh oh…

Chris Gosselin

The Toronto Maple Leafs could be without their top center Auston Matthews for the fourth straight contest and in the do or die Game 7 against the Bruins in Boston on Saturday following today’s udpate from head coach Sheldon Keefe.

“There’s been progress. He skated again here today, but no determination on his availability,” Keefe said.

Some many people have been speculating on what exactly is ailing Matthews after he was said to be dealing with an illness in Games 3 and 4 before getting hurt on an “innocuous hit while playing sick,” according to a report from the Athletic.

Since then, several hypotheses have emerged on what is wrong with Matthews, including one from Doctor Jesse Morse, who watched a video in which we can see the Leafs’ superstar goes down hard after a collision with Charlie McAvoy and then left the game for good. Dr. Morse believes Matthews could have suffered an ACL injury amongst others during that specific sequence. 

“Looks like the MCL was stressed. The medial meniscus is attached to the deep fibers of the MCL so technically both could be injured.

"If both are compromised sometimes the ACL can get injured too.They’re calling out with an ‘illness’ for game 5 & 6 which is strange to me, so there may be more to this knee injury.”

According to one source who spoke with The Athletic, it would be “reckless” for him to play in Game 7.
Matthews, who had a goal and two assists in Toronto’s Game 2 win, has been watching as his teammates have survived both Games 5 and 6. Without Matthews, the Maple Leafs have relied on defense and goaltending to pull out a pair of 2-1 victories, forcing a Game 7 tomorrow.

However, if Dr. Morse is right, even if the Maple Leafs, Matthews is not close to a return date…

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