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by Paul on 04/13/10 at 05:22 PM ET
from Eric Stephens of Ducks Blog,
Not only was he hobbled by a badly sprained ankle but Getzlaf revealed that he was playing on a partially torn ligament between the tibia and fibula in his leg. It could be one reason why the center was limited to 66 games this season.
Getzlaf said that he suffered the injury on Feb. 8 when he got tangled up with the Kings’ Dustin Brown, which caused him to miss two games. After helping lead Canada to the Olympic gold medal, the center hurt it again on March 14 against San Jose and then was done for good when Vancouver’s Henrik Sedin fell on the ankle March 24.
“That was the initial injury,” said Getzlaf, who didn’t play the final nine games of the season. ”And then it kind of got better and things were moving the right way throughout the Olympics. And even the few games I returned to [afterward]. Obviously I aggravated it the one night here and then I aggravated it big time in Vancouver.”
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