NHL Captain Sidelined Long-Term Following Gruesome Facial Injury

Published December 9, 2023 at 1:03 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets will miss their captain, Boone Jenner, during the holiday season. In a game against the St. Louis Blues on Friday night, Jenner suffered a fractured jaw, confirmed by the team on Saturday morning. The Jackets anticipate Jenner's absence for the next six weeks, posing a significant setback for a struggling team this season.

Jenner, who was on track for a remarkable 38-goal season, surpassing his personal best, now faces a considerable hurdle with this injury. The promising season he was having has likely taken a hit due to the impact of this setback.

Adding to the challenge, the Blue Jackets' fan base has no one to blame for the incident, as the injury was caused by Jenner's teammate, Ivan Provorov. A stray shot from Provorov hit Jenner in the face during the second period of Friday night's game against the Blues.

NEWS: The Blue Jackets have placed captain C Boone Jenner on Injured Reserve. He suffered a fractured jaw in last night's 5-2 win over the St. Louis Blues and is expected to be sidelined six weeks.

While Provorov may feel remorseful about the situation, it provides little comfort for the Blue Jackets and the recovery process ahead for Boone Jenner's jaw. The team now faces an uphill battle without their captain, dealing with the aftermath of this unfortunate turn of events.
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NHL Captain Sidelined Long-Term Following Gruesome Facial Injury

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