2012 NHL Entry Draft Talk 13.0
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05-18-2012, 05:28 PM
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Toronto / North York
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ACL surgeries in hockey are like Tommy John surgeries in baseball, I have yet to hear of a player NOT making it back. This is the era of arthroscopy not the days of Bobby Orr.
Markov's situation was a piss poor job handling by our medical staff,
couldn't they figure out in May or June taht the swelling was due to loose particles instead of needing another "clean up" surgery in December?
No, they couldn't. And it's not important in the big picture. That extra cleanup was part of a process that was extended about 3 months, from 9 months. (Just a quick counting) It's a 25% increase. Not a big deal medically.
However it was a big deal for the Habs season, right. I'm sure management wants Markov fully healthy, because he might play 7-8 more years after this. If it happens that he plays 5+ more years then that 3 months will be just a bad memory.
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