Did you know that Charlie Coyle had knee surgery? When we last heard about the Weymouth Wonder, he was having a “maintenance surgery” with Don Sweeney failing to detail what that actually was. It turns out his left knee was all sorts of messed up.
This surgery repaired multiple issues: a slight tear in his patellar tendon and an avulsion fracture, which occurs when a chunk of bone that is attached to a tendon pulls away from its parent bone and just flies around all willy-nilly. Okay, that might not be the exact definition, but you get the idea. Usually before resorting to the surgical option, rest, ice, and crutches are usually the way to deal with that injury. It seems that Coyle probably got his injury sometime during the season, meaning that he had little opportunity to properly take care of it.
Coyle is expected to be ready for training camp in September.