Sean Couturier Injury Update: Should Be 'Okay', Will See Doctor On Friday, According To Report
As if losing Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Thursday night wasn’t enough, the Philadelphia Flyers also lost one of the most important members of their team in the process.
During the final five minutes of the first period, rookie standout Sean Couturier injured his leg during a battle in the corner with David Clarkson. According to several reports, Couturier was cut on the play.
Couturier will not return, Holmgren said. We reported earlier a bad cut. RDS is saying right leg
— Tim Panaccio (@tpanotchCSN) May 4, 2012
When Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren announced that he would not return to the game, he only described the injury as – you guessed it – a ‘lower-body injury.’
Despite visibly being in pain and limping, Couturier battled through the entire shift making sure to cover his defensive assignments and only left the ice after the Flyers managed to clear the defensive zone.
This of course is why the Flyers will miss Couturier if he is to miss any extended period of time. He is by-and-far one of the most responsible defensive forwards on the team. Couturier is the center on the Flyers shutdown line and is often matched up against the opponent’s most potent scoring line.
As of Thursday night, there is no official word from the club as to how much time (if any) that Couturier will miss.
According to Renaud Lavoie of French Canadian sports outlet RDS, Couturier should be fine and will see a doctor on Friday.
Being told that Sean Couturier should be ok. He'll see the doctor again Friday.
— Renaud P Lavoie (@RenLavoieRDS) May 4, 2012
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