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02-19-2013, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Tak7 View Post
Maybe I'm not fully appreciative of hockey players and injuries that they go through, but....


How exactly does a fractured arm prevent a player from maintaining on-ice conditioning?

He can still skate, can't he? At the end of the day it's not a lower body injury at all. The only thing he likely can't do is grab a stick.

With his arm in cast & sling, he should still be able to skate. Perhaps not 100%, but I'm not sure why he's not been on the ice since his injury..
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Originally Posted by iceee View Post
Well what if he falls on his arm? It would further delay the recovery progress and keep him out longer.
Better safe than sorry
I thought we went through this already.

Although, it logically appears you can skate with a broken arm, in reality the skating isn't without risk so when you fall you try and protect yourself with ... your healing arm which you then re-break and start the cycle all over again.

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