Wow: Good and reassuring news regarding Kirby Dach's injury

Elias Edmonson
October 21, 2023  (6:49 PM)

As we know, Kirby Dach's season is over.

The Canadiens' forward suffered tears to the anterior cruciate ligament and the medial collateral ligament of his right knee (ACL and MCL), which means his recovery time will be at least six months.
Under the circumstances, this news is quite devastating for the Canadiens organization because number 77 not only had a great training camp but also excelled on the second line alongside Alex Newhook and Juraj Slafkovsky during the season opener against the Maple Leafs in Toronto.
That said, his 2023-2024 season might be in jeopardy, but as reported by Rumeursdetransaction.com, Canadiens fans shouldn't be too concerned about Kirby Dach's future, according to a renowned journalist.
During his appearance on The Sick Podcast with Tony Marinaro, the esteemed Craig Button reassured those who might be concerned about the CH's forward's health upon his return to play.
Here's his explanation:
"There was a time when I would have said, 'yes, there might be reason for concern'. Moreover, if Kirby Dach was a different kind of player, if he was reckless on the ice and put himself in vulnerable situations, that could add some concern. However, he's not that kind of player, and thanks to advances in medical science for such injuries, I have no doubt that Kirby Dach will come back stronger and as good as he was."

Fantastic news!
These are reassuring words, especially knowing that modern medicine can now work wonders for athletes these days.
Now I know, there are probably skeptical people reading this, but Canadiens fans, let's remember a similar case involving one of the tricolor's players in recent years.
Take the example of Andrei Markov.
The defenseman suffered repeated knee injuries in the early 2010s, and at that time, many fans were concerned about what lay ahead for the Russian defenseman.
He was limited to just 20 games during the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 seasons, but in the four campaigns that followed, he missed a grand total of... two games!
This means that despite the severity of Kirby Dach's injury, it's reasonable to hope he'll recover 100% by next season and who knows, become a dominant centerman with the Canadiens.
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Wow: Good and reassuring news regarding Kirby Dach's injury

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