Leafs' Tavares expected to make full recovery in one month

Ailish ForfarNHL Editor
John Tavares' injury is much less severe than expected
John Tavares' injury is much less severe than expected

Cue a collective sigh of relief from Leafs Nation.

The injury that sent superstar John Tavares home from the World Championships will only take about one month to heal.

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The original message posted by the Leafs PR department was labeled vaguely as an “oblique injury.” Factoring in his immediate return home from Slovakia, plus the dramatic nature of many Leafs fans (namely me), some jumped to the conclusion his injury could require surgery and three-to-four months of rehab.

Without Tavares, Canada dropped its tournament opener to Finland by a score of 3-1. Filling his void in the lineup, Canada added Tyson Jost and Pierre-Luc Dubois up front.

Although it’s a big loss for Canada at the World Championships, we can all sleep better in our Leafs bedsheets knowing Tavares will be in tip-top shape when the season begins.

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