When Radim Simek posted a photo of himself in a bulky leg brace Wednesday night, it became clear he's dealing with a serious injury.
Now we know how serious.
The Sharks defenseman will undergo surgery on his right ACL and MCL, the team announced Thursday.
Although the team said there's no timetable for Simek's return, it stands to reason that he won't play again this season.
Simek was injured Tuesday in the Sharks' win over the Winnipeg Jets, when he found himself tangled up with Andrew Copp in the first period. The Jets forward fell backward near the boards and pinned Simek’s right leg in the process.
Right away, it was clear how much pain the rookie was in, as Simek writhed in pain on the ice.
Simek has scored nine points on eight assists and one goal through 41 games this season.