After recovering from concussion, Quincey may now need ankle surgery


Detroit defenseman Kyle Quincey is over the concussion symptoms that’ve sidelined him since Oct. 23.

But now he’s got a new health concern to deal with.

Quincey will meet with a doctor next week to decide if he should undergo surgery on his ailing ankle, which he hurt during training camp after stepping on teammate Justin Abdelkader‘s skate.

More, from the Free Press:

Quincey said he could miss six weeks if he has surgery.

“There’s issues going on in there that need to be addressed,” Quincey said after the team practiced today at the Taylor Sportsplex.

Quincey had surgery to remove bone chips from his left ankle during the off-season and said that the latest injury is similar.

The 30-year-old was off to a nice start this season, with three points in his first three games while averaging 18 minutes per night. He’d also been pretty durable over the last two seasons — missing just nine games all told — and the Wings could certainly use his presence in the lineup, given they’re also without veteran d-man Mike Green.

With Green and Quincey out, Detroit has been icing a blueline comprised of Danny DeKeyser, Niklas Kronwall, Jonathan Ericsson, Brendan Smith, Alexey Marchenko and Jakub Kindl.

The injuries forced first-year head coach Jeff Blashill to lean heavily on Kronwall, who over a three-game stretch in late October played 27:04 minutes against the Canucks, 22:51 against the ‘Canes and 25:48 against the Senators.