Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews and Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy
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Concerns grow following doctor's analysis of Matthews' serious injury

Published May 4, 2024 at 12:02

A doctor has shared some awful news regarding star forward Auston Matthews' injury which has sparked major concerns for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Rumors are swirling around Toronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews' absence from games five and six of their series against the Boston Bruins. While the team attributes it to illness, many suspect a more serious issue.

A recent post highlighted a moment in game four where Matthews may have sustained a knee injury, sparking concerns about the severity.

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?

In response, Dr. Jesse Morse, a Sports & Family Medicine Physician, suggested that Matthews could have suffered a significant injury to his MCL, with potential implications for the ACL and medial meniscus.

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.

While the team maintains Matthews is sidelined due to illness, the possibility of an ACL injury raises concerns given its lengthy recovery period which could take up to 6-9 months.

Despite the public narrative, speculation about Matthews' injury continues, underscoring the uncertainty surrounding his condition.

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