Canadiens’ Shea Weber out 4 to 6 weeks with left ankle injury

  • Canadiens’ Shea Weber out 4 to 6 weeks with left ankle injury

Canadiens’ Shea Weber out 4 to 6 weeks with left ankle injury

Montreal Canadiens captain Shea Weber will miss 4-to-6 weeks with an ankle sprain, the team announced on Wednesday.

According to National Hockey League analyst Nick Kypreos, Weber's season is likely over and what's worse, his career could be in jeopardy.

"Sources say Shea Weber injury has his season likely over and his future in question", Kypreos tweeted.

Weber had surgery to repair a torn tendon in his left foot in March 2018 and arthroscopic surgery to fix a torn meniscus in his right knee in June of 2018. "While waiting for swelling to alleviate and further confirmation, surgery seemed unavoidable going into this week".

The Habs quashed rumours that Weber's injury could be career-ending, however, declaring that he is expected to make a full recovery. Weber has actually been on hurt reserve considering that February 6 with what the Canadiens called a "lower-body injury", leaving a lot of space for speculation about the level of the 34- year-old defenseman's disorder.

Weber underwent an evaluation by orthopedic specialist Dr. Robert Anderson on Wednesday in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

The team added that Weber is anticipated to make a full recovery from the injury, which he suffered in a game versus the New Jersey Devils on February 4.

An all-star this season, Weber has 13 goals and 21 assists in 55 games.