When Could Zach Whitecloud Return for the Golden Knights?

Zach Whitecloud making a play for the Vegas Golden Knights. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Zach Whitecloud making a play for the Vegas Golden Knights. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /

The Vegas Golden Knights defenseman, Zach Whitecloud, has been out since late January while dealing with a broken foot. Whitecloud has missed multiple games this season due to injury, but that hasn’t stopped him from making an impact when he’s on the ice.

Whitecloud, who missed time earlier in the season while dealing with an upper-body injury, is now dealing with a broken foot and is out indefinitely. Whitecloud’s presence on the ice is currently being missed, and his return is something that most Golden Knight fans will be anxiously awaiting for.

In the meantime all we can do is wait for the defenseman to get healthy and return to the ice when he’s ready. Which brings me to the point of this article- When could the Golden Knights see their defenseman return to action?

The Vegas Golden Knights are currently on a three-game losing streak that needs to be addressed. However, maybe what they are missing isn’t something, maybe it’s someone.

Looking through medical reports, the timeline for a broken foot to heal is in-between six to eight weeks. However, that’s not accounting for the stress that will be placed on his foot when skating. That’s just the standard timeline for it to heal.

So, let’s take a look at how long much longer could it take for him to return to action for the Golden Knights? Well, it varies for everybody. I mean everybody’s body handles those injuries differently but if we take a look at how long William Karlsson was out when he sustained a broken foot earlier this season, we can get a gauge on the matter.

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When looking at William Karlsson’s broken foot, he missed roughly about four weeks. Therefore, I’d expect a similar timeline for Whitecloud. So if we do the math, Whitecloud could return to the ice in only a matter of about two more weeks. Which, if that is the case, would be a huge plus for the Knights.