: Injury Report:
Ryan McDonagh (1/23: Skating in practice; only had wind knocked out of him)
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01-22-2012, 12:34 AM
Join Date: Jul 2010
Oh for chrissakes get a grip people.
What, 2, 3 maybe less mature posters start a rumor he was crying and now one half the theme of this thread turns into it? Rocking and writhing while in pain is um, like normal and stuff. By no means does that mean crying. Nor afterwards did his face show anything overly flushed or raw to insinuate he was crying. This is nothing but stupid fabricated rumor. For chrissakes let it die.
As far as the hit; I must've said "what a ****in *******!" twenty time straight, followed each probably with "what a piece of ****". Dirty, dangerous, unacceptable hit. 5 games minimum, no question. As far as predicting McD's injury, we'll just have to wait it looks like. So many things could be affected.
See, too often we rely on replays and slow motion to try and dissect what exactly happened and what got hurt where. But sometimes you gotta kinda put your common sense hats on and look at the obvious. What's the obvious in this case? Well, no head into the boards right? No knee twisting? Etc etc? Well, that's not what I'm looking at. In fact, it's what I'm LISTENING to that concerns me. Just listen again, maybe twice, to him being crunched into the boards. We hear hits all the time, and we know the sound the boards make. But listen to THIS sound. The boards themselves even crunch. The sound was beyond thunder. It was just a crisp, immediate explosive boom that resonated from front, back, up and down.
I'm serious. Listen to it. Now think for a second. Do you have any idea of the damage that released energy could do to your entire body? His head could've been 5 feet from hitting the wall but the energy from that hit will go through every last damn cell and nerve in your body. If you don't think his brains got scrambled as bad as maybe ever than you simply don't understand the physics of the hit. These boards and the immense energy given off went right ****ing through him. From his toes to the top of his brain. EVERYTHING hurts from a hit like that. Close your eyes and play the video. Listen to the hit and tell me you don't cringe.
But I have no idea what hurt on him. But I know there is NO positive to be taken out of their statement of no more updates tonight. Something is lingering, and it's something xrays can't show. So using that logic it kinda leaves only a few potential things. He may be under evalutation for a concussion, which I think would need to be mandatory here, or he may have suffered a muscular injury that will need an mri. My biggest fear after watching that? Is his back. The central keeper of all our nerves. It just looked to me like his back muscles and nerves got the biggest brunt of the energy shockwave that blasted through his body. I just have to hope, with the rest of you, that it would be something short lived.
But that hit was awful. Just listen to the boards. Cause all that you hear is at that same moment exploding as energy straight through him, through every nerve, cell and muscle fiber in him.
At the least, he'll be quite sore for a few days (that was after already having played 32+ minutes of warrior ****in hockey too). At worst, a concussion or lower back spastic kinda issue that will see him out till we're about ready to make our run at the cup.
I'm just hoping to see him next game no matter what. He's too important to our identity to lose and he truly embodies a warrior. That why whoever says he was crying are just attention seekers without any real respect for what it means to be a warrior. No way McD was crying. To continue to claim otherwise would seem to be willfully giving in to ignorance and farce.
Just gonna keep my fingers crossed he's fine.
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