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04-21-2013, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Insta View Post
Well he missed what 1 game due to his shoulder? Doesn't sound like it was that bad. He was still competing and hitting people. You don't throw a guys whole season cause his shoulder is dinged up. You get professional opinions and do the best you can. In this case, the professionals said it wasn't a danger and he could wait for surgery until a later date. I will take their opinion over yours.
By everything I've heard and was rumored the medical professionals were stating surgery was required.

Also when the medical establishment states something like "continued use won't worsen the injury" they are generally citing normal use citation. Not speaking about the high impact and dangerous world of pro hockey where shoulders as a rule are subjected to as much insult and injury as any pro sport.

Perhaps something lost in the translation about pro hockey. Its one thing to tell a hiker, yeah continue to hike, you can have the shoulder surgery later when you get back, vs applying this logic to somebody that in an occupation where they get more impact on a shoulder every night then anybody else would get in a year at work and play..

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