Breaking: Panthers Captain Suffers Horrible Injury After Dirty Hit

Published November 18, 2023 at 10h54
In breaking news, the Florida Panthers Captain suffered a horrible injury after receiving a questionable hit during last night's game.

Barkov Injured By Dirty Hit From Lacombe

Last night the Florida Panthers took on the Anaheim Ducks and were able to squeeze out a 2-1 victory. However, the win came at a huge cost, as Florida Captain Alexander Barkov was injured on a dirty hit from Jackson Lacombe.

Barkov has gone to the locker room after a knee-to-knee collision with LaCombe

It's impossible to know the extent of the injury just from the video of the play. However, one doctor posted all of the possible scenarios for Barkov on social media.

In order of likelihood for Barkov:

Bone bruise/capsular injury (usually shorter term, max 1-2 weeks in NHLers)

PCL injury (time off depends on grade)

Have seen MCL injuries and torn meniscus with this too but unlikely

Last, torn ACL possible but highly unlikely in this case

Knee-on-knee collisions are some of the scariest in the NHL, as they happen quickly and can seriously injure a player's leg. While the game happens quickly, it's commonly understood to be a dirty play when a player makes no effort to get out of the way of the knee-on-knee.

The Panthers will miss Barkov. Through 16 games this year, he has tallied 17 points. What is more impressive, though, is his +14 rating. Panthers are hopeful that Barkov will make a speedy recovery.

As seen onMarkerzone - "BREAKING: Doctor Confirms Terrible News for Aleksander Barkov"
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Breaking: Panthers Captain Suffers Horrible Injury After Dirty Hit

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