Auston Matthews shortly before exiting the Toronto Maple Leafs game four matchup against the Boston Bruins
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Auston Matthews may be suffering from a serious injury per doctor

Published May 3, 2024 at 1:39 PM

Auston Matthews was sidelined for games five and six versus the Boston Bruins and the true reasoning behind this could be known per Dr. Jesse Morse.

With their backs against the wall, the Toronto Maple Leafs were able to win two elimination games against the Boston Bruins without their superstar Auston Matthews.

Exiting game four in the second intermission, many were confused as to why Matthews left. A recent post has detailed the possibility of a serious injury to Matthews.

In my opinion, Auston Matthews probably tore something in his right leg on this play.

I watched his shifts after this play in game 3 and in game 4 and he looked noticeably slower and had much less jump. Tons of torque on the front and inside of the right knee, MCL/LCL tear?

Dr. Jesse Morse, a specialist who can identify potential injuries for athletes, shared his take on the possible injury for Matthews.

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.

Dr. Morse has a 75-80% success rate when predicting injuries so for the Maple Leafs faithful, they are holding their breath that this is one of the times Morse is wrong.

With game seven around the corner, Matthews' status is still unknown and may play in an effort to eliminate the Bruins.

Source - House of Hockey
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