Rangers right winger Pavel Bure met with the media following today's game vs. Boston to discuss his recent knee injury. Bure suffered a posterior tear of the medial meniscus and a Grade I medial collateral ligament (MCL) sprain in his left knee on December 6 vs. Buffalo.
Question: Is there any relief on it not being definite yet or that your season might not be over? Pavel Bure: Hopefully it will be fine and we can see what will happen
Question: What did you think when it first happened and what do you think now? Pavel Bure: I knew something was wrong with my knee right away as soon as I went down. I’ll have to see what the doctors think it is exactly.
Question: Does it bother you that the doctors don’t know whether it is the ACL or not? Pavel Bure: I’m really confident that our guys here, led by Dr. Feldman, can tell what they know.
Question: How frustrating is this to happen when you were getting in a pretty good groove? Pavel Bure: It’s part of the game, sometimes you get hurt. We’ll just have to find out what is exactly wrong and fix it.
Question: What have you had done on your left knee? Pavel Bure: I had a piece of meniscus removed, a very long time ago, when I was 16.
Question: Are you surprised that that kind of damage was done on something like that? Pavel Bure: I guess I just got hit in the right place.
Question: Did the doctors give you a best case scenario of how long you’ll be out? Pavel Bure: No, I wouldn’t know yet. They have to wait until my knee settles down a little and let the swelling go down and after they schedule the arthroscopic surgery.