The Leafs announced tonight during the Leafs-Blackhawks game that Mitch Marner will be out with an ankle injury, and will be re-evaluated in four weeks.
Maple Leafs forward Mitch Marner underwent an MRI exam today after sustaining an ankle injury in last night’s game vs. PHI.
Marner is expected to be out of the lineup for a minimum of 4 weeks, at which point he will be reassessed by the @MapleLeafs medical staff. #LeafsForever
— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) November 11, 2019
The injury was sustained during the second period of last night’s game vs. the Flyers, after falling on his right leg off the opening faceoff.
Some have mentioned the potential of it being a high ankle injury, which even when healed, can take a while to fully recover, so even after his return, it might be a while before we get Mitch at 100%.
Slowed it down, that’s a right knee / ankle injury for Marner.#LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/fa6vENjQg8
— Leafs ALL Day (@LeafsAllDayy) November 10, 2019
However, with the minimum of four weeks for a recovery time, Marner will be placed on LTIR, and the Leafs cap crunch will be prolonged for another month or so, even if Zach Hyman returns.
Author: Scott Maxwell / The Leafs Nation