I didn't have this injury, but there is a friend of mine who is a grinding forward who hurt himself in high school that had almost a carbon copy injury his senior year. He was centered the second or third line. After he came back, he was just as fast as he was before the injury. The problem is that until it heals fully, you are constantly feeling that you have to test it. My friend said he came back too soon, and he spent 2-3 weeks playing tenative hockey instead of getting his nose dirty like he used to before the injury.
Anyone who has had his injury: will his speed be sacrificed due to the injury? That was really his major use for the team at the time of the injury.
Fast forward to today, he is playing club hockey down in Chicago.
In short, it isn't like a knee injury. The key is to make sure you are healed 100% before you come back.
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