Koivu Injures Knee in Pre Season
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09-20-2003, 07:57 PM
Join Date: Mar 2002
I'm so impressed by all the medical types that are available on the boards. I mean, diagnosing him from a distance! Amazing. Not only that, but since it's customary to let a knee settle for at *least* a day before doing any real tests on it, these diagnoses of 'just a tweak' and '4-6 weeks' are stupendous since there is pretty much zero chance that ANYONE ALIVE has seen what's really up.
The most that would have been done is a "movement" test where they see if there's any give to the ligaments. This, however is hardly conclusive.
(Just FYI, a sprained knee is a torn ligament a significant amount of the time. It still could be absolutely minimal, mind you, seeing as how it could be only micro-tears in the knee which take only a little time to heal.)
If he skated off by himself, that's a good sign, it usually means no reconstructive surgery. Aside from that, there's not much to say until the *real* doctors make a diagnosis.
So, perhaps if we could all stop being the Montreal press (who create stories at will to sell their newspapers) and be a little patient, we'll find out exactly what it is.
A concerned fan.
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