Some news from Marlies practice today, courtesy of The Leafs Nation’s Nick Barden:
#Marlies announce that Nick Robertson suffered a non-displaced fracture of his right fibula in Sunday’s game.
Surgery isn’t expected and he’s out for 10 weeks or more.
— Nick Barden (@nickbarden) October 19, 2021
Robertson suffered the injury on the following play:
— Nick Barden (@nickbarden) October 17, 2021
For those of us who did not pay enough attention in Biology class, the fibula is a bone in the lower leg that extends from the knee to the outside of the ankle. Its function is to stabilize the ankle and provide support to the lower-leg muscles.
These sorts of injuries are common in hockey when a player lands awkwardly on the ice, trapping their leg underneath the weight of their body. You may remember that Roman Polak suffered the same injury in Game 2 of the Leafs’ 2017 playoff series against Washington. Actually, perhaps it’s best you don’t remember that.
The good news is that the injury will not require surgery, which is sometimes required based on the severity of the damage.
The bad news is twofold; (1) the Marlies will be without their best player until …
Author: Mark Norman / The Leafs Nation