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Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:44 pm
by Per
Meds wrote: First Spezza for a couple months, now Karlsson......Ottawa's season is about to go off the rails.
Right. And they have Michalek out with an undisclosed upper body injury as well.
That one may not be as bad as the two others though.

Spezza and Karlsson. Ouch!

Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:52 pm
by Island Nucklehead
Meds wrote: First Spezza for a couple months, now Karlsson......Ottawa's season is about to go off the rails.
It's been Anderson leading them this far. As long as you have the best goalie you'll get a chance to win...

That being said, I agree. There's little chance Anderson carries this decimated team to the playoffs. If he does, he deserves the Hart.

Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:17 am
by Meds
Island Nucklehead wrote:
Meds wrote: First Spezza for a couple months, now Karlsson......Ottawa's season is about to go off the rails.
It's been Anderson leading them this far. As long as you have the best goalie you'll get a chance to win...

That being said, I agree. There's little chance Anderson carries this decimated team to the playoffs. If he does, he deserves the Hart.
Yeah, Anderson has certainly displayed some almost supernatural play this year, but he looked pretty mortal in Pittsburgh tonight.

Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:54 am
by wafflecombine
Here is the vid of the Cooke hit on Karlsonn. Holy crap does that look painful. I knew someone once who broke their Achilles. It was a long, slow, viciously painful recovery process.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvoMpbdA-0A

Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:03 am
by Benjo
Worst part for Ottawa is that the puck hit the netting during the play just before the injury and the officials didn't blow the play down. This one could haunt Ottawa for years.

Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:47 am
by Jovocop
Benjo wrote:Worst part for Ottawa is that the puck hit the netting during the play just before the injury and the officials didn't blow the play down. This one could haunt Ottawa for years.
I still wonder how the refs or the linesmen could miss so many things all the time. What is the point of having 4 of them on ice besides keeping one more person employed??

Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:01 am
by Larry Goodenough
wafflecombine wrote:Here is the vid of the Cooke hit on Karlsonn. Holy crap does that look painful. I knew someone once who broke their Achilles. It was a long, slow, viciously painful recovery process.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvoMpbdA-0A

I ruptured my left achilles in 2001 while rounding third and heading for home in softball. I intially thought I was hit in the back of the leg by the ball on a throw home. I did a big barrell roll and had my team cracking up and I got up complaining about getting hit by the ball... but was told the ball was still in the outfield. I then realized my foot was dangling there like a dead fish and I sat back down. The catcher then walked up to me and tagged me out.

A firefighter was on the other team and came over - he told me right away I had ruptured my achilles. It hurt pretty bad for about 5 minutes, but then their was no pain at all. I got a buddy to drive my 5 speed home as the dead fish in my cleat could not clutch and I slept that night without any pain medication.

In the morning I went to the clinic and they sent me right to the hospital. I had surgery the same afternoon. The surgeon said it was like sewing two mops back together. What still puzzles me today is I went into surgery with a new pair of underwear on. I came out without any underwear. Why did I lose my gonch when they were operating on my lower leg?

I was in a cast for 10 weeks. There was pain for only the first few days, and that was due to the surgical scar. When the cast was taken off, my ankle had no range of motion and my calf muscle had shrank alot. To this day, my left calf is about 1 inch smaller in diameter than my right.

I got back to hockey that winter and my ugly, warped and extra-wide achilles did not fit well in my boot. Right away the scar began to rub raw in my skate and I would finish each game with a bloody sock. It actually got so bad I quit playing for a few years. I then met another guy with the same problem and he told me about some taping tricks and a guy who customizes skates. It helped alot and I'm back to playing again, but the 7 inch purple surgical scar remains.

I didn't have much pain with mine. Karlsson did look in alot of pain - I assume it was due to a cut over a rupture. Regardless, the recovery time is long not due to pain, but due to the time needed to heal an important tendon and the atrophy of the leg and ankle after being in a cast for 10 weeks. How long was Bieksa gone again with his achilles cut?

Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:45 am
by wafflecombine
Thanks for the first hand info Larry. I can only relate what a friend told me about their experience. However you look at it though, this will take quite some time to heal properly and I really wonder what sort of impact it'll have on his game going forward.

Damn shame.

Also a shame that it was Cookie who accidently did the slicing. He's worked hard to clean up his game (credit where due) and this is a setback for his "rep rehabilitation"; even though it was an accident. The only way this could have been worse (from an optics perspective) is if the offender had been Raffe Torres.

Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:54 am
by The Brown Wizard
Apparently the tendon wasn't severed, only cut. Good news for hockey
Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie
Good news (well, not so horrible) is Achilles wasn't severed. 100% cut requires "shortening" of tendon to repair and complicates recovery.

Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:58 am
by rats19
that is good news...

Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:13 am
by The Brown Wizard
Kesler doing full contact, full practices now. Sweeeet
Farhan Lalji ‏@FarhanLaljiTSN
Kesler taking line rushes with Kassian & Higgins


Edit:
Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie
Sounds like there's a good chance, if all goes well, Ryan Kesler plays for VAN tomorrow night vs DAL.

Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:15 am
by SKYO
Uncle dans leg wrote:Kesler doing full contact, full practices now. Sweeeet
Farhan Lalji ‏@FarhanLaljiTSN
Kesler taking line rushes with Kassian & Higgins
Sedins Bur
Higgy RK Kass
RuSH line

:thumbs:

Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:33 am
by Larry Goodenough
SKYO wrote:
Uncle dans leg wrote:Kesler doing full contact, full practices now. Sweeeet
Farhan Lalji ‏@FarhanLaljiTSN
Kesler taking line rushes with Kassian & Higgins
Sedins Bur
Higgy RK Kass
RuSH line

:thumbs:

And the 4th line after the trade deadline

Morrow-Doan-Higgins

Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:22 pm
by wafflecombine
Speaking of our 4th line, just saw that Manny was place on Injured Reserve for rest of season. No reason given however, there seems to be some suggestion floating out there that its related to his previous eye injury.

http://canucks.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id ... L|VAN|home

Bob Mackenzie Tweet -

TSNBobMcKenzie
"The bottom line on Manny Malhotra: there are deep concerns his eye injury/vision are not at level to allow him to safely play the game. Malhotra is reportedly not prepared to formally retire at this time but he's been shut down for balance of the season.
I would expect Malhotra to function as an unofficial assistant coach for balance of season, working with players in VAN and AHL CHI."

Re: 2013 Season Injury Thread

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:33 pm
by herb
AV: Kesler has been medically cleared to play and all indications are that he's ready to go.

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