Canadiens' Weber out 4 to 6 weeks with left ankle injury

Shea Weber expected to miss 4-6 weeks with ankle sprain

Montreal Canadiens star Shea Weber out four to six weeks with ankle injury

Montreal Canadiens captain Shea Weber will be out four to six weeks with a sprained left ankle.

The team made the announcement as rumours swirled, first reported by analyst Nick Kypreos on Twitter, that Weber's injury was season-and potentially career-ending.

The Canadiens' statement definitely is welcome news for Canadiens fans who might have feared the worst after Kypreos' tweet, in which the long time expert mentioned sources who stated Weber's season was "likely over and his future in question".

Weber had surgery to repair a torn tendon in his left foot in March 2018 and arthroscopic surgery to fix a torn meniscus in his right knee in June of 2018.

While waiting for further confirmation, surgery seems "unavoidable" going into this week.

Weber underwent a re-evaluation by orthopedic specialist Dr. Robert Anderson on Wednesday in Green Bay, Wis.

Head coach Claude Julien said the injury occurred on February 4 against the New Jersey Devils and that he was experiencing swelling in the area.

Coach Claude Julien announced last week that Weber would be out of the lineup for a week, at least, suffering from a "lower-body injury".

In 55 games this year, the 34-year-old has 13 goals and 21 assists, averaging 24:18 of ice time.

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