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Insider Reveals Mark Stone's Injury

Published February 22, 2024 at 6:17 PM

The Vegas Golden Knights released some good news-bad news earlier today regarding an injury to team captain Mark Stone. While coach Bruce Cassidy had earlier said that Stone would be out a while, he's now listed as week-to-week with what the team is calling an upper-body injury. An insider has the scoop on what exactly is wrong with Stone.

According to Frank Seravalli of Daily Faceoff, Stone has a lacerated spleen.

"Sounds like #VGK Mark Stone is dealing with a lacerated spleen. Timeline is tough to pin down with an injury of that nature, but it's obviously a significant one."

While it is still a loss for the Golden Knights, the team stressed Stone's injury has nothing to do with his back, which has caused the 31-year-old to miss a major amount of time over the past few seasons. He's been placed on injured reserve.

Stone was injured on Feb. 20 during a game against the Nashville Predators, when he took a big hit from Yakov Trenin.

According to various websites, a lacerated spleen can take anywhere from three weeks to three months before athletes can get back to unrestricted activity. The timeline depends on the severity of the laceration, and the general health of the patient.
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Insider Reveals Mark Stone's Injury

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