Sharks’ Thornton played through torn MCL, ACL against Oilers

Posted: 25/04/2017 in NHL, Sports
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Hockey players are a different breed.

Case in point, San Jose Sharks head coach Pete DeBoer has revealed Joe Thornton appeared in four playoff games against the Edmonton Oilers while playing with tears in his MCL and ACL.

“I’ve never seen a guy play with a torn MCL and ACL,” DeBoer said. “It’s a courageous effort as I’ve ever seen.”

Thornton missed the first two games of the series after suffering the injury April 2, and managed to record two assists while seeing almost 19 minutes of ice time per game.

Thornton himself said he’s scheduled to see doctors Monday, and will undergo surgery later in the day, reports Darren Dreger of TSN.


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