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Joe Thornton injury: Former teammate suspects MCL sprain

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			Joe Thornton injury: Former teammate suspects MCL sprain

SAN JOSE — While Sharks fans continue to await news about the apparent left-knee injury that Joe Thornton has suffered, former-teammate Jeremy Roenick provided details about the alternate captain’s health on his weekly podcast, “Roenick Life” on Monday.

The Sharks are expected to give an update on Thornton’s status Tuesday.

Roenick said he spoke with Thornton about the injury Sunday night and he told him it, “didn’t feel good.”

The former-Shark went on to say that Thornton’s description on the injury, which he suffered in a collision with Canucks forward Michael Chaput, sounds like an MCL sprain.

“I asked him the symptoms that he had and his symptoms, the big swelling, the stiffness, to me, that leads right to MCL sprain,” Roenick said. “I don’t think it’s a huge tear.”

According to Roenick, Thornton underwent an MRI on Monday.

Although Roenick could be right about the nature of Thornton’s ailment, his assessment provides little information in regards to the severity of the injury and a timeline for his return. MCL sprains can sideline players for days, weeks or even months.

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