Nick Robertson lands awkwardly on his right leg after getting hit.
It doesn't look good. pic.twitter.com/g1vjsRcoPT
— Nick Barden (@nickbarden) October 17, 2021
“I think last year with injuries, no fans, first year in pro, and playing in the American League and NHL, it’s definitely a new experience for me.” Said Robertson during Leafs training camp in September. “Now, being 20, I have that experience, and I’m just looking forward to carrying it to hopefully a full normal year and kind of get back to getting routines and everything being normal as well.“
“No, not at all.” Said Marlies head coach, Greg Moore, after Tuesday’s practice. “Because of all the things that we’ve talked about, in terms of who he is and what his process is — you have athletes that kind of, shut it down and take injuries as ‘time off’ almost. He’s [Robertson] not that guy. He’s going to be fully engaged every day, he’s gonna work any part of his body that’s still able to stay strong and he’s gonna keep working on his mindset and his game and study video.“
“He’s going to be huge loss for us,” said Filip Král, who found out about Robertson’s timeline during the media scrum on Tuesday. “I think he’ll be back better than he is right now. He’ll battle through and it’s gonna help him if he goes through this, he’ll be stronger for sure.“
“You feel for Nick. It’s tough luck for him.” Said Leafs’ head coach, Sheldon Keefe, to the media on Tuesday. “It’s very unfortunate, so you feel for him. A guy that works as hard as he does and is commited as he is. It’s tough to see that happen, but I also know because of how hard he works and the commitment that he has that if anybody is gonna work their way through that and bounce back, he’s gonna do that.”
— Toronto Marlies (@TorontoMarlies) October 18, 2021