Auston Matthews went under the knife

Published August 14, 2021 at 8:40

Toronto Maple Leafs 23-year-old star forward Auston Matthews went under the knife just yesterday to repair his right wrist. The Leafs' number 34 was uncomfortable when he increased the pace of his on-ice workouts, so the option of surgery became inevitable. I remind you that he has been suffering from this injury since the beginning of last season and that it was more painful at the end of February.

With time, the pain has dissipated, but this week, it became intense and unbearable, so specialists and medical staff of the Maple Leafs have strongly suggested the option of surgery ... unlike the Buffalo Sabres who are screwing with the neck of Jack Eichel! In short, in order to properly heal his injury, last season's Maurice Richard Trophy winner will have to take a break of at least six weeks. OUCH!

During the shortened schedule due to the pandemic, Auston Matthews was imperial, even if his wrist was hurting him. At the end of the season, he had 66 points, including 41 goals, in 52 games. This is a huge achievement for a player who played injured for the entire season. However, he suffered an emotional setback in the first round of the 2021 playoffs when his team lost in seven games to the Montreal Canadiens... after leading 3-1.

With that being said, get well soon Auston!
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