During the first period of the bronze medal game at the 2016 IIHF World Championship, U.S. winger Jordan Schroeder appears to have suffered a knee injury that sent him back to the locker room.
Coming into the offensive zone off the rush, he attempted to cut inside on Russian defender Dmitry Orlov, whose check caught Schroeder just above the right knee.
His leg snapped back, and he struggled to get back to his feet.
He had to be helped back to the locker room.
The 5-foot-9 forward has one assist in eight games for the U.S. Going down a forward would be tough for the U.S. if he’s not able to return. The U.S. squad isn’t deep and exited the first period with a 2-0 deficit to a Russian team playing on home ice.
Schroeder returned to the game with his team to start the second period.
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