In the first overtime of the Boston’s Bruins heartbreaking triple-OT loss to the Chicago Blackhawks in game one of the Stanley Cup Finals, Bruins forward Nathan Horton left the game with what the team described as an upper-body injury.
A few hours later, we now may know exactly what is ailing Boston’s second-leading scorer in the 2013 postseason.
According to WEEI-Boston’s DJ Bean, Horton’s injury is a shoulder dislocation. What makes it even more interesting is that Bean says that Horton has been getting treatment for the injury throughout the postseason.
The report says that Horton had been receiving treatment, including shots, prior to each game. Apparently, as Bean says, the shoulder has popped out multiple times during the playoffs, but last night’s dislocation was the most painful that has occurred which forced him to leave the game.
The original injury happened April 20 when Horton fought Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jarome Iginla. Horton ended up missing the final five regular season games.
It’s unclear as to just how long Horton will be out, but it’s sure to be a touchy situation for the remainder of the Stanley Cup finals.