December 2, 2023

Sean Couturier will be out a minimum of two weeks with a Costochondral separation


PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 11: Sean Couturier #14 of the Philadelphia Flyers looks on against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Wells Fargo Center on January 11, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Lightning defeated the Flyers 1-0. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

During the first period of Friday night’s games against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Philadelphia Flyers forward Sean Couturier left the game. No one knew what happened except Couturier was injured.

It then came out after the game that Couturier will have an MRI on his shoulder.

Now, Monday afternoon the news comes out that Couturier has a costochondral separation and he will miss at least two weeks.

Couturier, an alternate team captain and Selke Trophy winner last season, will miss seven games under this time frame.

He injured his left shoulder, described as a Costochondral separation, on what seemed to be an innocuous check by Pittsburgh’s Jared McCann 96 seconds into Friday’s game, which the Flyers went on to win, 5-2.

A Costochondral separation occurs when your rib tears away from the cartilage that connects it to your breastbone. This type of injury is usually caused by a sudden impact to your chest. Symptoms include sharp pain when you breathe, cough, or sneeze

This is obviously not good news for the team as Couturier has been one of the team’s best all-around players that last few seasons.

This is a huge loss for the team.

The official report states it’ll be at least two weeks, but it could be more.

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