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Josh Anderson to miss time with knee sprain-Dr. Bowers

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Josh Anderson sustained a knee injury in a Monday night matchup with the Capitals.

It was revealed on Tuesday, that Anderson sustained a knee sprain and is expected to miss four weeks.

Sprains involve the over-stretch of ligaments and are graded on a scale from one to three; grade one sprains are the least severe and grade three sprains are the most severe. Grade one sprains involve the slight over-stretch of the ligament, grade two sprains involve slight tearing of the ligament and grade three sprains entail the complete tear of the ligament.

Depending on the ligament involved, four to six weeks is usually an accurate timetable for return to play.

This is a tough blow for the Blue Jackets, as Anderson had been a key contributor for them thus far, the team will miss his physicality on the ice in his absence.

The Jackets are coming off of two big wins against the Blackhawks and the Capitals as they look to continue to make a push for the playoffs, and search for their first playoff series win in franchise history.

Brandon Bowers, is a Doctor of Physical Therapy currently practicing in New Albany, Ohio on the northeast side of Columbus. Dr. Bowers completed his undergraduate studies at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan and went on to complete his graduate work at the University of Toledo. He is currently employed by Athletico Physical Therapy and his area of interests include orthopedics and sports physical therapy, with an emphasis on the overhead athlete. Dr. Bowers has had a passion for overhead sports his entire life, particularly baseball, and was on scholarship as a volleyball player in college. Originally, a central Ohio native, Dr. Bowers is an avid Cleveland sports, Columbus Blue Jackets and Ohio State Buckeyes fan and is excited to join The Fantasy Doctors' team.

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T.J. Oshie undergoes surgery for broken clavicle-Dr. Patel

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T.J. Oshie of the Washington Capitals underwent surgery for a broken clavicle sustained on Thursday’s Game 4 loss after being shoved from behind into the boards. The surgery was likely placement of a plate and screws to stabilize the broken bone.

 

For hockey players, return to play is generally about 8-10 weeks. This unfortunately leaves him out for the remainder of the playoffs, which is a major blow for the Capitals.

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Shea Weber recovering from knee surgery

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Montreal Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber will miss time after undergoing  knee surgery in June. He had a meniscus repair. This can take 6-8 months to RTP. Watch below our 3D animation to learn more about meniscus repair surgery:

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Devils goalie Cory Schneider undergoes hip surgery-Dr. Parekh

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New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider underwent surgery to repair cartilage in his left hip. RTP should be 6-9 months. Cartilage damage in the hip often takes longer to heal.

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