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Canadiens captain Shea Weber’s injury not career-threatening but still significant


Contrary to earlier reports, Shea Weber’s hockey-playing future is obviously not in concern.

The Montreal Canadiens captain was a trending subject early Wednesday after former TELEVISION analyst Nick Kypreos reported that Weber’s continuous injury concern might be a season-ender and put his profession in doubt. Weber has actually been on hurt reserve considering that Feb. 6 with what the Canadiens called a “lower-body injury,” leaving a lot of space for speculation about the level of the 34- year-old defenseman’s disorder.

Hours passed prior to the Canadiens launched a declaration Wednesday afternoon, revealing that Weber had actually suffered a left ankle sprain that would keep him out 4 to 6 weeks.

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“Shea Weber underwent a re-evaluation of his left ankle by orthopedic specialist Dr. Robert Anderson today in Green Bay, Wisconsin,” the declaration checked out. “This evaluation took place after the swelling in his ankle had decreased.”

The team added that Weber is anticipated to make a full recovery from the injury, which he suffered in a game versus the New Jersey Devils on Feb. 4.

The Canadiens’ statement definitely is welcome news for Canadiens fans who might have feared the worst after Kypreos’ tweet, in which the long time expert mentioned sources who stated Weber’s season was “likely over and his future in question.”

Weber himself was “very displeased” about the report, according to Sportsnet’s Eric Engels.

A Canadiens representative notified me the team got the upgrade on Shea Weber early this aft after he came out of his visit with Dr. Anderson which Weber was really displeased to see speculation about his profession remaining in jeopardy. Whatever was undetermined b4 today.

— Eric Engels (@EricEngels) February 12,2020

Engels added that the Canadiens and Weber were “extremely relieved” to get great news on the seven-time All-Star’s health.

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