If it was broken or cracked we would know today from x-rays. Probably?
When Bobby Clarke played and broke his foot/ankle, it was initially thought a bruise and he played about five games with what eventually diagnosed as a fracture after being X-rayed. He missed nearly 20 games from that point.
Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger injured his right foot Wednesday night against the Canadiens, but the team will wait until Friday for a clearer prognosis after initial tests on Thursday.
"During the second period of last night's game in Montreal, Chris Pronger sustained an injury to his right foot," Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said in a statement Thursday. "Chris was X-rayed today and also had a CT scan of his foot. He will be evaluated tomorrow morning by a foot and ankle specialist and at that time we will have a better idea of what we are dealing with."
Pronger, 36, hurt the foot in the second period against Montreal, left the game and did not return. He missed the opening two games of the season because of a surgically-repaired right knee.
Is Pronger important? Hell yeah, but even without him we have one of the best defenses in the NHL. We've got a light schedule, and we're 1st in the NHL. The sky isn't falling. And we don't even have a prognosis.
Specialist could mean a couple things. It could mean that something is bad and they want a second opinion before making announcement. It could also mean they didn't find a break, but the doctor wasn't sure and they wanted a specialist to check it as well. Could be good, could be bad. Let's hope it's good.