Today, Anaheim Ducks General Manager, Bob Murray, updated Ducks Nation on Troy Terry and other injured players.
The injury bug has run rampant throughout the Anaheim Ducks this season. Key players have spent several weeks on the sidelines, and currently, Adam Henrique is the only player on pace to play all 82 games this year. There are only four players on the roster who will have missed no less than 10 games.
Troy Terry is the most recent Duck to join his injured teammates. During their last game against the Calgary Flames, while trying to block a shot, Terry sustained a non-displaced fracture to his tibia. While a non-displaced fracture is easier to treat, he will still be out for the next 8-12 weeks.
With the Anaheim Ducks regular season coming to its conclusion, this does not affect the team in the long run. However, it will affect the San Diego Gulls. Prior to the trade deadline, Terry was sent down to San Diego in order to remain eligible for the Calder Cup Playoffs. Currently, the Gulls are third in the Pacific Division and are close to clinching a playoff spot.
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Despite spending the last few months with the Anaheim Ducks, Terry is still third on the team in points, with 41 in 41 games. While the Gulls will have the likes of Sam Steel, Max Jones, and Kiefer Sherwood back in time for a big playoff push, they will sorely miss the creative confidence a player like Troy Terry would add to their lineup. It is possible that if the Gulls stay in the playoffs for an extended period of time, he could return to the team. However, based on his recovery and the state of his team, that remains to be seen.
Other Injury Updates
Ryan Getzlaf: Getzlaf has currently been out of the lineup for the past four games. According to Bob Murray, in a press release from earlier this afternoon, he has been suffering from back spasms. Everything looked clear on his MRI. Over the summer, it is imperative that he works on strengthening his core to ensure that something like this doesn’t happen again.
Josh Manson: Per Murray, It is likely that Manson has played his last game of the 2018-19 season. They are taking things one day at a time, but at this point, they’d rather not take any risks and bench him for the next two games.
Brendan Guhle: Guhel has spent the past seveal weeks nursing an upper-body injury. He is on the mend and there is a big possibility he came back into the lineup during the Anaheim Ducks final game on Friday against the Los Angeles Kings.
Ryan Kesler: During the off-season, Kesler, Murray, and medical staff will need to sit down and discuss what is next for Kesler. From the looks of it, it is very likely that he is finally done. If not, however, they need to figure out how to proceed with caution from here on out.
Patrick Eaves: Eaves has reportedly been suffering from the same weakeness that sidlined him for the majority of the 2017-18 season. While previously thought to be Guillian-Barre syndrome, he was later diagnosed with a post viral syndrome. Hopefully, doctors can give him more answers and help him recover properly.
With the insane amount of injuries sustained by the entire Anaheim Ducks roster, it seems like something different needs to be done in order to limit these critical injuries. What do you think the team should do to solve this issue? Let us know by leaving a comment below.