Tom Schreiber to miss 6-8 weeks with injury


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Toronto Rock Owner, President and GM Jamie Dawick announced Tuesday that Tom Schreiber will miss 6-8 weeks with knee injury.

    Tom Schreiber is one of the best lacrosse players in the world at this moment. He was a stud in college as a midfielder
at Princeton. He was drafted by the Ohio Machine in the MLL and has been a stud for them too. He was the NLL rookie of the year last season in 2016-17, which was the first time he ever played Box, and he was the MLL MVP in 2017. Those are some pretty crazy accolades.

    Schreiber has been a very important piece of the Toronto Rock's franchise. He has really lit it up in the NLL and is one of only a hand full of American born players currently on a NLL roster. Sadly, Schreiber will have to miss up to two months with a partially torn PCL that he suffered last week in the Rock's games against the Rochester Knighthawks. Fortunately, Schreiber will not have to undergo surgery and should be back for the playoffs. This is a tough blow for the Rock and personally for Schreiber.

   Schreiber is also set to suit up for Team USA in the World Games this summer as well as the Machine in the MLL. I have to imagine that this will be tough for Schreiber because of the amount of stress that will be put on his knees. With all that lacrosse in one year it's tough to doubt that this guy absolutely loves lacrosse.

Here is the Press Release from the Rock:

Partially Torn PCL Will Not Require Surgery
Oakville, ON – Toronto Rock Owner, President and GM Jamie Dawick has announced that Tom Schreiber will miss approximately six to eight weeks due to a partially torn Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) in his left knee. The injury will not require surgery and Schreiber is expected to return to the Rock lineup well in advance of the playoffs.
The injury occurred in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game against the Rochester Knighthawks as Schreiber got wrapped up with a pair of Knighthawk defenders.
“I got rolled up with someone from behind,” Schreiber explained. “My leg twisted, I fell forward and I felt a jolt of pain. It was behind the knee, near the hamstring. Immediately afterwards, I felt good, I ran in the hallway near the locker room, I think the adrenaline was still pumping. I took a quick shift but shut it down from there.”
In Schreiber’s absence, the Rock will most likely look to third-year pro Dan Lintner to step into the lineup. An offensive righty, Lintner has had success at the NLL level and this will be a big opportunity the 25-year old native of Courtice, ON. In 2 games this year, he has scored 3 goals and added a pair of assists for 5 points.
Toronto will be without Schreiber for the first time this weekend when they face the Georgia Swarm on Saturday night at 7:05pm. Fans can watch the game live on NLLTV.com.
Following this weekend’s game, the Rock will have a bye week and then return home on Saturday, March 3 to face the defending NLL champion Georgia Swarm for the second of three meetings this season. It’s also Brodie Merrill bobblehead night presented by Bachly Construction. Tickets for the Rock’s next home game are available online at torontorock.com/tickets or by calling 416-596-3075.



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