Steven Stamkos was taken off the ice on a stretcher after apparently injuring his leg in the Tampa Bay Lightning game against the Boston Bruins. The injury was caused when Stamkos tripped into his own net legs first. His shin hit the post causing his leg to bend awkwardly. He was unable to put weight onto his leg hence he was taken off on a stretcher. He has been taken to a local Boston hospital for X-rays. The video below shows the injury was pretty severe.
The loss of Stamkos could be detrimental to the Lightning as he is a big points producer. Here is hoping he has a speedy recovery and his injury isn’t too serious. Though there could be more to this injury than this collision. Yesterday in the game against the Detroit Red Wings, Stamkos limped off the ice after taking a shot in the leg. He did return to yesterday’s game but this collision could of caused anything that happened yesterday to worsen.
UPDATE: Stamkos has suffered a broken tibia and will require surgery.
UPDATE: Stamkos will undergo surgery tomorrow and will be out indefinitely.
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