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Bure Discusses Knee Injury

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers


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.
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