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John Tavares has partially torn ACL; won't require surgery

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12:01 PM ET 02.25 | During the 2014 Winter Olympics, New York Islanders forward John Tavares suffered a knee injury when playing for Team Canada that forced him to withdraw from the remainder of the Sochi Games. The Islanders captain suffered an MCL injury that many thought could end his season. While Tavares will not take the ice for the rest of the year, the good news is that his injury was not as severe as it was initially believed to be. According to the team, Tavares "only" suffered a partially torn MCL that will not require surgery. The timetable for his rehab is 8-12 weeks.

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February 25, 2014  12:48 PM ET

So is it his ACL or MCL?

February 25, 2014  12:50 PM ET

It's a miracle. Let him sit it out, Garth. Game on, Waygne!

February 25, 2014  12:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

So is it his ACL or MCL?

It was the MCL but, when he got back, he tripped over Garth's d*i*c*k and tore the ACL too.

February 25, 2014  01:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

It was the MCL but, when he got back, he tripped over Garth's d*i*c*k and tore the ACL too.

Is that what they call a snowjob on Long Island?

February 25, 2014  01:17 PM ET

Either way, he's out for the rest of the season.

February 25, 2014  02:02 PM ET

HUGE sigh of relief.

February 25, 2014  02:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

HUGE sigh of relief.

I was going to say.....

February 25, 2014  04:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Is that what they call a snowjob on Long Island?

Garth getting paid is the Snowjob.

February 25, 2014  09:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Garth getting paid is the Snowjob.

Amazingly true post!

February 25, 2014  09:26 PM ET

Out long enough to insure the Isles miss the post season for sure

 
February 25, 2014  10:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Out long enough to insure the Isles miss the post season for sure

Looks like the finals will be like 'last man standing'.

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