Philadelphia Flyers star defenseman Kimmo Timonen has a compression fracture in his right foot and will be out for four to five weeks, according to a report from Flyers beat writer Anthony SanFilippo. The news on Timonen’s injury is just the latest mishap in what has been, to put it mildly, a frustrating season for the Flyers, especially on the injury front. It seems as if Flyers defensemen have been going down like flies, as Chris Pronger and Bruno Gervais are two other notable casualties to the injury bug on Philly’s defense.
Timonen is done for the year, and it almost doesn’t matter how long his time-frame to recover is at this point. Hopefully he recovers from the injury quickly, because compression fractures are quite nasty.
Earlier this month, Timonen left a win over the Toronto Blue Jays with an undisclosed injury and was a game-time decision against the Winnipeg Jets. Timonen played in that game, and he never missed a beat until today’s report from SanFilippo. The news is sudden and will result in another key cog for this Flyers team to go down.
This season, Timonen put up 29 points on 24 assists and five goals with 78 shots on goal and 14 of those 24 assists coming on power plays. The only solace that Flyers fans can take at this point is that there are only three games left in the season, and there was little other than three games of pride for Kimmo Timonen to play for.