RUMOR: John Klingberg's Career Could Be Over After Latest Injury

Published November 20, 2023 at 7:51 PM
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The Toronto Maple Leafs have been without John Klingberg for almost a week now. His absence is due to an unspecified injury that now has reports of being highly serious.

Klingberg Suffers Mysterious Injury

John Klingberg has missed the last several games and practices with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The injury has been left a mystery as to what it is although Klingberg himself clarified it is something he has dealt with for a while.

John Klingberg says his injury is something he's been managing throughout his career. Unsure if he can play Sunday. Says at least it's a good sign he felt well enough to skate today. Optimistic this won't derail his season.

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Klingberg sounded optimistic that he could continue playing during the time of this interview. Now a few days later and another missed game has things in doubt. A new post on X has started talk that Klingberg's career could be in the balance.

Klingberg's Career Hangs In The Balance

Today a post on X eluded to a conversation that is rumored to have happened while the Maple Leafs were in Sweden. This conversation first reported by Leaf Report indicates the John Klingberg made an emotional speech to teammates about being unsure of the future of his career.

CJ on the Leaf Report says, in Stockholm, Klingberg "gave an emotional scrum" about how "he so badly wants to play again" and adds "I don't know if he's going to be able to." Man... what happened

Fans had criticized Klingberg for his play this season particularly defensively. With this new information, his poor play could be due to the injury all along. If this is a chronic type of injury that Klingberg feels he can't maintain things could end badly.

Hopefully, for the Maple Leafs and Klingberg, his status improves with the time off. If not the Maple Leafs and Klingberg might need to face the reality of their future.
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RUMOR: John Klingberg's Career Could Be Over After Latest Injury

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