Sports Backstrom played through multiple fractures in finger during playoffs

20:31  13 june  2018
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The Washington Capitals have been tearing D.C. up with their epic Cup celebrations over the last few days. However, one of their star players was probably just trying to numb the pain from a lingering postseason injury.

Nicklas Backstrom missed the final game of the second round and the opening three games of the Conference Finals with an upper-body injury. So on Wednesday, Backstrom revealed to the media that he suffered a couple fractures in his finger, according to Tarik El-Bashir of NBC Sports.

Prior to leaving Game 5 of Washington's series versus the Pittsburgh Penguins, Backstrom blocked multiple shots up to that point of the contest, so fractures in his finger could have easily come from that.

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Finger fractures are common in athletes. The injured finger is typically splinted for 2 to 3 weeks while the bone heals. Depending on the extent of the injury, a soft support may be enough to protect your fractured finger during play , if cleared by your doctor.

Regardless, Backstrom's ability to fight through injury should be praised, as he was a key contributor for the Caps and a main reason for their Cup victory, notching two goals and eight assists in the seven games after his return. He finished the entire postseason with five goals and 18 assists in 20 contests.

Backstrom will not require any offseason surgery to repair his digit.

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