True nature of Mitch Marner's injury revealed

It doesn't sound like he'll be available any time soon.



Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mitch Marner has been unavailable since he suffered a lower body injury against the Boston Bruins on March 7, and he's been unable to play since. 

He's not playing with the rest of his teammates tonight against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center, and now, the true nature of the injury he suffered has been leaked. According to multiple reports led by Darren Dreger of TSN, he suffered a high ankle sprain. 

"Normally that’s problematic. The Toronto Maple Leafs believe it’s very minor," Dreger said on Thursday. "They got a second opinion to make sure it’s being managed correctly. He hasn’t been on the ice this week so I don’t suspect he’ll be ready to go Saturday. But it’s possible. They’re not ruling him out. But they do want to make sure that they do take the time necessary to make sure that he gets the treatment that he needs."

Marner is not the only Leafs player to suffer a high ankle sprain this season, as defenseman Timothy Liljegren went down with the same ailment after being tripped by Boston Bruins captain Brad Marchand earlier in the schedule. 

The Leafs are hoping to be able to get Marner back in short order, as he currently leads the team in assists.

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