Brandon Carlo’s luck appears to run very low right around the end of the regular season, last year it was a nasty concussion. This year?
Broken Fibula, at least according to the Boston Sports Journal.
You may go ahead and look at what happened here at your own discretion. Here’s the nice, safe, clinical x-ray-ish version of what we’re looking at for those of us who don’t like dwelling on injuries:
Broken bones of any kind take a minimum of 6 weeks to heal up, plus therapy to ensure it knits together well...which can be complicated if you cannot support a not-insignificant portion of your body weight on one leg. Lots of floor workouts and special elliptical work is in his future.
Six weeks puts him firmly out of the lineup for the rest of the year, plus getting him back up to speed in practice, might make the bare minimum of his return the 2nd round of the playoffs, or even the ECF, if the Bruins get there.
We of course, wish Brandon all the best in his recovery.