Looked like a major Tibial fracture, i.e. not good at all. Scary stuff.
Aaron Ward @aaronward_nhl 6m
Source, Steven Stamkos has broken tibia. Told will require surgery. #TSN
I hereby pronounce myself Dr. Blue.
Joking aside, you just feel for Stamkos. Looked so painful, and the recovery will be long. Wouldn't be surprised if he was out for the rest of the year.
And on top of it all, the timing couldn't be worse for him. HE was playing really well, the Olympics were coming up, and Tampa were winning a lot of games (though they were primed to fall back to earth even before his injury).
i'm confused by the statement that said he will need surgery. especially coupled with the "not a complicated injury - may be back for Sochi" is it that surgery will accelerate the healing? i always thought simple breaks were a matter of immobilization and time. not a complicated injury = not a complicated recovery so why surgery?