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LA Kings Left Wing Ryan Smyth Suffers Fractured Ankle At 2010 World Championships

CALGARY, AB — On May 10, HockeyCanada announced that left wing Ryan Smyth of the Los Angeles Kings suffered a foot injury that will force him to miss the remainder of the 2010 IIHF World Championship tournament in Germany.

The injury was later determined to be a fractured ankle.

“I was in practice, driving to the net,” Smyth told TSN. “I stopped at the net and rolled over on my ankle. I thought it was just a minor sprain. But I had an MRI this morning and learned that it was a fracture.”

Smyth was named captain for Team Canada for the tournament, the sixth time he has been named captain for Team Canada in international competition.

“It’s unfortunate that Ryan can’t continue in this tournament,” said Team Canada general manager Mark Messier. “As everyone knows, Ryan is ‘Captain Canada’ and has had a huge impact on this team, especially with our younger players.”

“It’s truly disappointing,” Smyth lamented. “It’s hard because I love playing for my country and it’s an honor to be here. It’s tough to swallow. Obviously, you want to be out there with the team, contributing.”

Recovery time for the injury is expected to be four-to-six weeks. Smyth is expected to be fully recovered by the time the Kings open training camp in September.

“[It’s] nothing too serious,” said Smyth. “I’ve got the whole summer to heal, so I’ll be itching and ready to go when September rolls around.”


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