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Stamkos out of Boston hospital, back in Tampa

Nov 14, 2013, 7:32 PM EDT

There’s finally some good news for Steven Stamkos.

After four days, Stamkos was released from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and returned home to Tampa. He tweeted his thanks to the doctors and staff for helping him out after breaking his tibia on Monday afternoon.

Stamkos had an operation on his broken leg on Tuesday. After a day of recovery, he’s back in Florida to soak in the sun and the beach. Somehow that doesn’t sound as great when you’ve got to deal with the pain associated with a busted limb.

  1. terrier92 - Nov 14, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    Best of luck Great player Seems like nice kid Humble and a hard worker Get well soon

  2. girouxed - Nov 14, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    I sustained a spiral fracture to my tibia and compound fracture to my fibula.

    Not fun.

  3. jkibler1 - Nov 14, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    Very classy of him to thank the staff and doctors at Mass general. That’s great to see. Here’s hoping for a fast and complete recovery from a Sabre fan

  4. nothanksimdriving123 - Nov 14, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    Every person and injury will be different of course, but when I broke my leg at the ankle, it was rather painful, but after the doctor set it and it was in a cast, there was pretty much no more pain. Massive inconvenience needing crutches for 2+ months in the winter up north on ice, not being able to stand, walk or drive, but not really painful. I sure wish SS the same.

  5. bruinsfan55 - Nov 14, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    Hopefully Stammer can have a fast recovery. He’s a superstar in this league and he awesome to watch

  6. lightning69 - Nov 15, 2013 at 12:47 AM

    This guy defines most of the hockey community. Amazing skill and talent, but all class and even humble. So happy to have such a rare talent in Tampa.

    Stammer, we miss you, but make sure you have a full and proper recovery. We want to see you come back even stronger for years to come.

    Love the way this team is coming together for Stamkos and themselves going hard against Montreal and Anaheim.

    Go Bolts! Best of luck to Stamkos in rehab.

  7. mp1131211 - Nov 15, 2013 at 1:48 AM

    No update on his fibia?

  8. peterjohnjoseph - Nov 15, 2013 at 2:04 AM

    I’ve said this before, you never want to see a guy like Stamkos break his leg, but if its going to are going to happen anywhere, at least of all places it happened in Boston. Mass General is one of the best hospitals in the Country with a collection of some of the best surgeons in the world. I’m sure if anything could be done to speed recovery, it was.

  9. amityvillefun - Nov 15, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    I’ve had nothing but great experiences at Mass General. They truly are a cut above the rest, and that is saying something in a city that is loaded with a lot of world class hospitals.

    Best of luck to Stamkos and I hope he returns soon. He is an insanely good hockey player. Nothing but respect for that guy.

    • stepanup - Nov 15, 2013 at 9:49 AM

      Wonderful pun whether you intended it or not. It’s true though, if you need medical attention or are involved in medical research there’s no better city to be in.

      • stepanup - Nov 15, 2013 at 9:53 AM

        I guess it was four years ago now, but I had a sports hernia and was debating whether I needed surgery or not, and I met with a specialist at MGH, who turned out to be David Krejci’s doctor for the same procedure. Thought that was pretty cool.

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