Flyers’ Sean Couturier Played Games 5 & 6 vs. Penguins With A Torn MCL (VIDEO)
When it comes to dealing with injuries and playing through them, football and hockey players are a cut above every other sport. Hockey players, however, are on an entirely different level when it comes to dealing with pain.
Sean Couturier is a prime example of this.
The Philadelphia Flyers tough guy missed Game 4 after he tore the medial collateral ligament in his knee when he collided with teammate Radko Gudas in practice. A torn MCL usually means your season is done and over with. USUALLY!
#BREAKING Our @6abc video of @NHLFlyers star Sean Couturier going DOWN at practice today after colliding with Radko Gudas. He limps off with the trainer. Claude Giroux told me "it didn't look good." So far no update from the #Flyers #NHLPlayoffs2018 #EarnTomorrow pic.twitter.com/SlfplFKjUd
— Jamie Apody (@JamieApody) April 17, 2018
Couturier rubbed some dirt, rather ice on it and got right back out there for Game 5 to help his team stave off elimination. Despite getting a hat trick in Game 6, it just wasn’t enough for the Flyers to compete with the Pittsburgh Penguins scoring 4 goals in the 3rd period to put the game well out of reach and eliminate them from postseason contention.
Couturier ended up with five goals and nine points in five games against the Penguins, with four of those goals coming post-knee injury. Truly amazing!