Very concerning situation regarding David Reinbacher: The defenseman is afflicted with a disease that is causing problems in his knees

Published July 18, 2023 at 11:18
BY DAVID ST-JEAN
About three weeks ago, the Montreal Canadiens' management selected 18-year-old defenseman David Reinbacher with the 5th overall pick in the draft. Since then, we have had a glimpse of his talent during the organization's development camp, where he made a very good first impression.

However, during his appearance on the radio show "Le retour de Radio X" on CHOI-FM, Maxime Truman revealed some very concerning information about David Reinbacher. It turns out that the defenseman is far from being at 100% due to serious knee problems.

According to the information shared by the host on BPM Sports, Reinbacher has been diagnosed with Osgood-Schlatter disease, which frequently causes knee pain in children and adolescents. This disease involves the fragmentation of cartilage and bone in both of his knees, which has resulted in him having to wear braces on both knees during the development camp.

Oh boy! It's rather worrisome to hear such information just a few days after drafting him. This could possibly explain why the defenseman seemed to have some difficulties with quick directional changes or accelerating on the ice.


Considering that hockey in North America is much more physical than in Europe, will the Canadiens prefer to send the defenseman to play with Kloten HC in Switzerland next season to prevent his knee condition from worsening?

This will be a situation to closely monitor in the coming weeks and months. We all hope that the consequences of his disease will be minimal or even non-existent, and that he can fully recover in the years to come, elevating his game to another level.

DO YOU BELIEVE IT WOULD BE BENEFICIAL FOR DAVID REINBACHER TO RETURN TO SWITZERLAND NEXT SEASON?
JULY 18      119 ANSWERS
YES9075.6 %
NO2924.4 %
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