Injury Report: Auston Matthews - Shoulder - Mystery timeline

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  1. Throw More Waffles

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    But pretty much every example of physical contact in ice hockey is a way that "the human body isn't meant to be hit." Regardless of that, some players go their whole careers barely getting injured, while others constantly struggle through injuries.

    For all those players that get hurt all of the time, I suppose we could just keep saying "Not their fault. The human body wasn't meant for this" like you are above...

    But the truth is we don't know which type of player Austin is yet. Nobody's labeling him as "injury prone" yet... but we're starting to hear the first voices of worry. For good reason...
     
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    Shoulder injuries can easily be re-aggravated, we want him to be strong and fully healed before he comes back. It hasn't been confirmed, but seems like some of his earlier "upper body" injuries this year were in fact injuries to the same shoulder. If he's already injured the same shoulder 2+ times this season, hopefully the Leafs are extra cautious this time. We're pretty locked in at 3rd place with or without Matthews, so there's no rush. Just want him fully healthy for the playoffs, and for this not to be a nagging injury for him next year.

    If this is indeed a type 2 separated shoulder (uncomfirmed), typical recovery time is ~3-4 weeks. The March 20th game against Tampa would be just under 4 weeks, hopefully we don't bring him back any sooner than that.
     
  3. NastyNaz

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    I really hope these injuries don't continue for Auston. I don't know about anyone else but, i'm really starting to worry about his longevity
     
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    Crosby was/is injury prone, Bergeron was injury prone, Malkin is injury prone, Toews misses games as well. Dont think it’s affected their teams too much in the recent years. The guy just came off an 82 game season :laugh:
     
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    My guess would be he comes back against Montreal next Saturday. I don't see them rushing him for back to back games.
     
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    Sounds like he could be at the team practice today, that's got to be a good sign.
     
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    Still in no contact red jersey per Kristen Shilton
     
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    So Saturday is still a feasible timeline
     
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    Leafs just took out the Pens without Matthews, and 3rd place in the division is like 99.9%, so really not at all surprising he's still in a red jersey. I think what most are guessing is likely correct, Saturday Montreal is probably going to be his first game back.
     
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    Given that the Leafs next game is not until this Wednesday I will still hold out some hope that Matthews might be able to return.
     
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    I would keep him out until Saturday. The extra 5 days will do a lot of good, and I want him to be 100% when he comes back.
    One thing for sure, is that he is going to have really fresh legs, while other top players are going to be worn down, come playoff time with all the time/games he has missed this season.
     
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    I remember when he returned from his first injury against Montreal he scored 2 goals in that game and when he returned from his second injury against the Rangers he scored in that game as well. So let's hope whenever he returns for his next game we can see a repeat performance like the ones I mentioned.
     
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    Saturday vs. Montreal -- book it.

    They won't bring him back from injury for a back-to-back, and last time he returned against Montreal things turned out pretty good.
     
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    Here was Matthews 2 goals from that night.



     
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    Leivo-Matthews pairing on defense. Not sure if I trust Babcock with those lines. :sarcasm:
     
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    If I had to guess he either plays Saturday or next tuesday.
     
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    Just got an update from the score saying he was ruled out for Wednesday. Wondering where they got that from?
     
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    babcock. he confirmed it a bit a go
     
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    Let's all hope Matthews can wipe his ass. On Saturday. With the Habs.
     
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    He obviously received A+ potty-training
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