Quebec’s Rafaël Harvey-Pinard has just returned to action after recovering from a lower-body injury that already appears to be plaguing him physically.
“We have just gone through the middle of the game (…) and you see that Rafaël (Harvey-Pinard) is having a lot of difficulty to finish his shift, a lot of difficulty to return to the bench,” said journalist Renaud Lavoie on Wednesday .. during the broadcast JiC on TVA Sports. I know he played 13 minutes yesterday, and he kept coming in, but you see the lower body, let’s call it the ankle, which was the problem at the beginning, the right ankle, is that causing other problems?
“That’s my concern. You know how much I appreciate and love players who play despite injuries. I think we see that in the case of Rafael. But at the same time, we still have to not make the injuries worse, we’re not in the playoffs right now. Let’s be careful. I hope he can play the next match, there is no indication otherwise. And I hope he stays healthy.”
Harvey-Pinard missed three games with a right ankle injury.
In 13 games this season, the Quebec native collected only four assists.
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