Broken foot shouldn’t keep John Tavares out of training camp
John Tavares put up a great performance for Canada under the dull spotlight of the 2010 IIHF World Championships, but the tournament wasn’t all good for the future of the New York Islanders. He ended up breaking his foot during the competition but fought through the pain in the team’s final three games.
The good news is that, according to the New York Post, it appears that Tavares will be able to make the team’s training camp. Here’s more from the Post.
The Islanders’ franchise star will spend the next month or so hobbling around on a cast on his right foot, but Tavares is expected to be ready for training camp despite the fracture diagnosed Wednesday.
Tavares, still 19, was hit by a shot from Sweden’s Jonathan Ericsson in the qualification round, Canada’s fifth game, and played through pain for the rest of the tournament, scoring against Russia as Canada was eliminated.
Positivity aside, the team - as it appears now - still has a long way to go, though. Tavares is a crucial piece of that puzzle, so the Islanders must avoid rushing him back too soon from the injury.