The Philadelphia Flyers will be without center Zac Rinaldo for the foreseeable future and there is no timetable for his return. According to CSNPhilly.com’s Sarah Baicker, Rinaldo has been diagnosed with a high ankle sprain and has been ruled out indefinitely.
Philadelphia won’t be missing out much on the offensive side of things, but they will miss Rinaldo’s high energy and physicality that he brings to the ice.
The 22-year-old who has 85 penalty minutes this season won’t be able to treat the Philly fans to any rock ‘em, sock ‘em fights on the ice, must to their chagrin.
As far as the injury goes, it could be enough to keep him out for the rest of the season.
High ankle sprains generally take around six weeks to heal, and that is for players that don’t put the extra pressure on their ankles while they try to balance and skate around on a thin blade.
It’s hard enough to master skating, now image doing so with a painful ankle and it could get ugly.