Sharks' Raffi Torres may miss 3-4 months with ACL injury

Monday September 23rd, 2013

Raffi Torres of the San Jose Sharks could miss 3-4 months due to ACL surgery Sharks forward Raffi Torres could miss four months after injuring his ACL Friday. (Rocky Widner/Getty Images)

San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres could be out for as long as four months with an ACL injury. Sharks general manager Doug Wilson told Kevin Kurz of that the right knee injury, suffered in a collision during Friday night's preseason game against Anaheim, could take six weeks to heal if it does not require surgery but three to four months if an operation is deemed necessary.

Torres hurt his leg Friday when he ran into Ducks forward Emerson Etem from behind. The 11-year veteran was able to leave the ice under his own power but left the stadium limping and with his right knee wrapped.

Torres signed a three-year, $6 million dollar extension with San Jose this offseason after joining the Sharks in a trade deadline move from Phoenix.

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