Flames’ A.J. Greer suffers horrific injury as ankle bends in an unnatural way

Flames’ A.J. Greer suffers horrific injury as ankle bends in an unnatural way

WARNING: Tough to watch. Not the kind of injury you want to see the replay on.



In the second period of last night’s game between the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets and the Calgary Flames, the latter lost a big part of their lineup…

Forward A.J. Greer exited the game after a gruesome injury occured near the boards. He had just been called from a tripping minor when he ended up suffering an ankle injury as his left boot slammed into the kick plate at the bottom of the wall.

According to team insider Eric Francis of Sportsnet who attended the game, Greer was in extreme pain and needed help to get off the ice. He could not put any weight on his ankle.

Blue Jackets insider Aaron Portzline of the Athletic commented that Greer’s “left ankle bending in an unnatural way against the boards.”

Very little replay were shown of the incident and, during the intermission, only a real time sequence was presented from different angles.

Greer was, without any surprise, not on the bench at the start of the third frame. Francis believes the injury might be to Greer’s Achilles and is almost certain the forward will miss the remainder of the season on the injured reserve.

“Expect him to be gone a long time, opening the door for yet another Wranglers call-up,” Francis wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Before Thursday night’s contest against Columbus, Greer had collected six goals and 10 points in 46 games this season.

A more thorough update is likely to come from the team and head coach Ryan Huska once more tests have been done on Greer.

We can only wish him the best in his recovery…

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