Brett Pesce with one knee on the ice after suffering a lower-body injury for the Carolina Hurricanes.
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Carolina Hurricanes' Brett Pesce suffers series-ending injury

Published April 24, 2024 at 10:25

In breaking news today, the Carolina Hurricanes have revealed that Brett Pesce has suffered a series-ending injury.

In a major setback for the Hurricanes, they have determined that Brett Pesce will be out for the remainder of the series against the New York Islanders after suffering a non-contact injury turning up the ice in game 2.

Brett Pesce, who suffered a non-contact injury turning up the ice in his own end during Game 2 — officially «lower body» — is likely to miss the rest of this series, per source. Timeframe beyond that still unclear, looks like a couple weeks at the least.

Here is a video of the injury. You can see that his blade gets caught in the ice, causing some irregular twisting in the knee area, which is likely the cause of the lower body injury.

The immediate concern posted by doctors on social media was that Pesce tore his ACL, which would keep him out of the series and would be an incredibly hard injury to play on for the remainder of the post-season.

"Concern is a torn ACL (see pics of ACL tear mechanism and position of Pesce)

Joe Thornton played on a torn ACL in the playoffs (as skating is not an ACL dependent task) but hard to expect that of everyone

Can have associated bone bruise, torn MCL and/or torn meniscus"

We will see how bad the injury is as more details are revealed.

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