Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara earned an even greater level of respect than he already had from fans by playing with a serious jaw injury during the 2019 Stanley Cup Final.
On Friday, less than 48 hours after the team’s disappointing 4-1 loss to the Blues in Game 7, Chara opened up about the extent of the injury he suffered after a puck hit him in the face during the second period of Game 4.
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The injury will reportedly take five to six weeks to heal.
While dealing with a jaw that was broken in multiple places, Chara said he consumed most of his food in liquid form.
Additionally, Chara will have an MRI on a “lower body injury” that kept him out of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Carolina Hurricanes.