Halpern Diagnosed With Rupture Of ACL
Dr. Shaffer, in consultation with the Lightning medical staff, has recommended that Halpern wait 4-6 weeks for the MCL injury to heal before surgically reconstructing the ACL rupture. Rehabilitation and recovery after the ACL repair is then expected to last 5-6 months. Dr. Shaffer also performed surgery on Halpern’s left knee in 2002 to repair a torn ACL.
Halpern sustained the injury during the third period of Team USA’s 5-4 loss against Canada at the IIHF World Championships in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Tuesday. Halpern is serving as captain of Team USA at the tournament.