Thread: Injury Report: Vanek out for "weeks" or days
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10-14-2009, 12:54 AM
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Originally Posted by buffalowing88 View Post
Two Thoughts:
1. Vanek went from 05-08 without ever suffering any significant injury at all. Now it looks like itll be the 2nd year in a row he plays less than 80 games, probably less than 75. I know the injuries are unrelated but it just seems like once you get hurt the first time, the body just becomes more vulnerable in general. I dont know if its reaction time or nerves, but its really concerning.
Injuries like concussions, groins and knees are the ones you really have to worry about. It's a lot easier to tweak a knee after it's been previously damaged. I don't think being injured once all of a sudden makes you prone to more injuries. I believe it only makes you prone to re-injure said injuries.

A puck to the jaw hardly makes Vanek injury prone. It's a fluke injury. Unless this injury is in fact another broken jaw there is no reason to even bring up Vanek being more vulnerable to injuries.

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