It’s been five weeks since Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog underwent cartilage transplant surgery on his right knee, but the rehab process appears to be going well.
And on Thursday evening, he let fans behind the curtains for a sneak peak at what his rehab presently looks like.
You’ll likely have to click the link below, but I don’t believe you have to have an Instagram account to view the videos.
Three of the five rehab videos take place in a therapy pool, one is on a bicycle, and another is Landeskog doing some slow, controlled movements. If you listen carefully to that video, you’ll notice he’s working out to the victory song for the Avalanche from the 2021/22 season, “Heat Waves” by Glass Animals. A little extra motivation, you could say.
It’s going to be a long road to recovery for the Captain, but this is a good sign. Landeskog has been remarkably transparent about the injury since he originally spoke to the media back before the playoffs started. Posting these videos continues that transparency with the fans, and his teammates were quick to comment.
Nathan MacKinnon commented, calling Landeskog a beast, while telling everyone to shut their mouths, perhaps referring to anyone who doubts the Captain’s ability to come back. Devon Toews also commented, saying “Cap leading by example no matter what!”
As I stated at the end of May, Landeskog is not someone I would ever bet against. He’s as hard a worker as they come, and is determined to get back on the ice for the Avalanche. We’ll just have to be patient and let the recovery process take place, but the Captain is clearly doing everything he can to get back out there with his teammates.
What else would you have expected from him?