|English: Vinny Lecavalier skates against the New Jersey Devils, December 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
When Tampa Bay Lightning captain Vinny Lecavalier suffered a bone bruise on his foot in the beginning of February, we blogged that we hoped his injury didn't go the same route as fellow hockey player Ray Whitney, who had a similar injury that turned into a full-blown fracture.
We don't like it when we're right about these things.
It was announced last Tuesday that Lecavalier has a minor fracture in his left foot the same foot he had a bone bruise in. He has not played since March 12th, when he collided with Panthers defensiveman Erik Gudbranson.
The news is "definitely disappointing" for Lecavalier, who will be out at least three weeks, coming back for the home game on April 2nd against Florida. In the meantime, it's "a little bit of a waiting game," Lecavalier said. "And then work out hard and be ready to play."
When he returns he plans on wearing double padding in his gloves and polypropylene-graphite composite shot-blockers on the outside of his skates.
During his time off, Lecavalier will spend time with his wife Caroline and their third child, newborn Amelia. "It takes your mind off the injury a little bit. When I go home I can kind of get away from it, I guess," said Lecavalier.
Reference: Tampa Bay.Com
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