When Radim Simek posted a photo of himself in a bulky leg brace on Wednesday night, it was clear he's dealing with a serious injury. Now we know how serious.
The Sharks defenseman will undergo knee surgery on his right ACL and MCL, the team announced on Thursday.
Simek was injured in the Sharks win Tuesday over the Winnipeg Jets. He found himself tangled up with Winnipeg's Andrew Copp in the first period. The Jets forward fell backward near the boards and pinned Simek's right leg in the process.
Right away it was clear how much pain the rookie was in. Simek was seen writhing in pain on the ice.
Through 41 games this season, Simek has scored nine points on eight assists and one goal.