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08-20-2007, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by handtrick View Post
Sully had a discectomy.....from somebody that knows, this IS a surgery that an elite athlete can recover from to near a 100% level if there was no permanent damage to the nerve effected.

Of course his family is going to be worried about it being "career threatening"......you have to prepare yourself for the worst mentally......don't just assume that Poile and Trotz are hiding something.
Rehab may have its ups and downs as is the case with any post surgical recovery course. He may not be ready for training camp, it will all be determined by how quickly he regains his core strength and the strength of the muscles that is innervated by the nerve onto which the disc was impinging.

Thanks, Doc!

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