Simon Gagne had an MRI on Saturday morning that confirmed he suffered a bone bruise in his right knee while playing for Team Canada in the Olympics in Torino, Italy. Below are comments regarding the injury from Flyers Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach, Jim McCrossin.
Jim McCrossin: "Simon has a bone contusion. We're looking at a bone bruise. The amount of time that Simon is going to be out will be to where he can tolerate being able to go ahead and skate and push off and get the strength back in that one leg. We're looking at no more than two weeks at that point. Hopefully it's going to be a lot less, but that should really be about it."
Is this good news or bad news? "I think it's excellent news. I was excited and Simon was very excited that there's no fracture and there's no ligament or cartilage damage. Structurally, everything was fine and we're dealing with a bone contusion that is sore. Tomorrow he'll continue with his rehab with me and hopefully by mid-week this week he'll be back skating."