Andrei Svechnikov and a new update regarding his recovery

"Any injury [is] a tough situation, especially when it’s an ACL"

by Sead Dedovic
Andrei Svechnikov and a new update regarding his recovery
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Andrei Svechnikov is happy with the direction his recovery is going, but also aware that it will take some time for things to be ideal. Andrei had surgery on March 16th. He was absent from the hockey field for a long time. He repaired a torn ACL in his right knee.

Svechnikov admitted that he had a difficult period. “I know how I can play and I’m not there yet. I know that,” Svechnikov said, as quoted by! “But it’s only going to get better over time.

I missed eight months and it’s kind of hard to miss that, but you have to forget about that and start trying to play my game, for sure. Any injury [is] a tough situation, especially when it’s an ACL. What went through my mind at the time was that I cannot control this, and I just have to worry about what I can control, just have the surgery and rehab the best you can.

It’s tough, and it’s tough to miss the playoffs when you have a chance to win the Stanley Cup, but we are hoping to have a big year again this year”.

Andrei Svechnikov on his recovery

Svechnikov admits that at certain moments he is worried about the direction his recovery is going.

However, the doctors emphasized that it would take 6 months to a year for the recovery to be successful. He tries to be an optimist even when it is most difficult. Such moments are the most difficult for an athlete. Andrei is a brave hockey player who believes that things will turn out well for him.

“The doctor said when it happened it was going to take between six months and a year to feel back to normal and I still need those few months, [but] I think it’s going to be fine after that,” Svechnikov said.

There are some moments when you go into the [boards] and you worry about it a little bit, but it’s always going to be like that in the near future and for the next couple of months before you feel 100 percent”.