We knew after Sunday’s loss in Game 6 that Ivan Provorov was playing through some pain, but he revealed on Wednesday afternoon just how bad that pain was.
The Philadelphia Flyers defenseman went hard into the boards at the end of Game 5. He ended up with a Grade 3 AC sprain from the collision into the boards, which is an injury that would normally take 6-8 weeks to heal. But Provorov was right back out there for Game 6.
“As long as my arm was attached, I was playing,” Provorov said after Game 6. It was attached, but it wasn’t necessarily intact.
Here’s a look at the difference between a Grade 1, 2, and 3 AC Sprain.
That looks painful.
He passed all the doctor’s tests and it was then up to him if he would be able to play. He never had a doubt.
Provorov said he took painkilling shots prior to the game, but they wore off as the game moved along. Provorov had lost feeling in his arm by the 3rd period. That affected his ability to handle the puck, which led to a few giveaways.
The injury won’t impact Provorov’s offseason training, which he begins in July.
Provorov has not missed a game in his first two NHL seasons.
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