Monday, November 11, 2013

Stamkos Suffers Serious Injury in Boston (Updated)

Just a terrible and scary moment on Monday, as Steven Stamkos crashes into the Bruins' net and suffers what appears to be a very serious leg injury (see video above). Stamkos leads the league in goals with 14 and is one of the NHL's most explosive and entertaining players.

The 23-year-old Markham, Ontario native was taken off the ice on a stretcher and sent to a local hospital for X-rays.

News of Stamkos' broken tibia was released by earlier this evening:

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos will require surgery to repair a broken tibia suffered in Monday's 3-0 loss against the Boston Bruins and is out indefinitely.

"At this point Steven will be out indefinitely," general manager Steve Yzerman said in a statement released by the team. "The medical staff in Boston, in consultation with our team physicians, has made the decision to surgically repair the injury. The procedure is expected to take place tomorrow morning. The biggest concern for me, and the rest of the Lightning, is that decisions are made in Steven's best long-term interest, and we feel this is the appropriate course of action."