Zdeno Chara: Played With Broken Fibula


The last week of the regular season saw its ups and downs for the Boston Bruins. One thing that was very apparent was the fact that Captain Zdeno Chara was not playing at 100%. Even though he had his share of injuries this year and was never really playing at his best, the last week was definitely a struggle.

It has now come to light that Chara suffered a non-displaced fractured fibula and will need about 4-weeks recovery during this offseason. The injury will not require surgery.

The injury was likely sustained during the April 4th game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Chara blocked a shot and was noticeably shaken up and in pain afterwards. Following the game he missed a practice in what was reported as a “maintenance day”, but now seems to be from the injury.

The fractured fibula adds to the unfortunate injuries that Chara sustained during the 2014-15 season. Earlier in the season, he suffered a permanently torn PCL, which cannot be healed via surgery.  The injuries and reduced play led to Chara tallying his lowest point season of his career with only 20 points (8 goals/12 assists).

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