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Carolina Hurricanes' defenseman Brett Pesce getting injured in game two against the New York Islanders.
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Doctor shares terrible prognostic on Brett Pesce's injury

Published April 23, 2024 at 11:07
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On X, a doctor shared a terrible prognostic on Carolina Hurricanes' defenseman Brett Pesce, who left game two against the New York Islanders with an injury.

Pesce returned to the locker room, with a lower-body injury in the second period of the clash against the Isles.

In a video, we can see Pesce's leg twisting in an unusual way. The player struggled to skate back to the bench, visibly troubled with an injury.

"Brett Pesce will not return to tonight's game due to a lower-body injury."




According to Dr. Harjas Grewal, Pesce could've torn his ACL. However, he also said that he could have a bone bruine, a torn MCL or a torn meniscus.

Fortunately for the Canes, this doesn't mean that his season is over. If it is a torn ACL, he could remain on the lineup, as players can still skate with that injury. Joe Thornton played in the playoffs with a torn ACL, but not everybody could to it, says Grewal:

"Concern is a torn ACL (see pics of ACL tear mechanism and position of Pesce)

Joe Thornton played on a torn ACL in the playoffs (as skating is not an ACL dependent task) but hard to expect that of everyone

Can have associated bone bruise, torn MCL and/or torn meniscus"

He also posted the following picture to explain his prognostic:

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Updates and details on his injury are expected to be released by the organization in the coming days.

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