Philadelphia Flyers center Jeff Carter will miss three to four weeks with a broken bone in his left foot. Carter is the leading goal scorer for the Flyers and team leader in scoring. The injury snaps a consecutive games played streak for Carter, the third longest in team history. (This article originally appeared at Unplucked Sports by Patrick Baker.)
Carter sustained the injury while blocking a shot during Thursday game against Atlanta Thrashers.He continued to play and finished game, afterward the London, Ont. native noticed the injury. “It was a harmless play…took one off the side of the foot, got home last night and it just started getting worse and worse,” said Carter.
The Flyers are fighting for a playoff spot and will likely be without Carter for the rest of the regular season. Injuries have hit Philadelphia hard this season, losing both goaltenders Ray Emery and Michael Leighton. The Flyers are in jeopardy of missing the playoffs for the second time in last four seasons.