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04-23-2013, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by dnicks17 View Post
RNH's camp said it wasn't too severe.

Do you think that means it might be a shorter recovery time or would it basically be the same as an average tear?
Like Hemsky_83 said, it's difficult to say. I'm sure his surgeon will have him out of the sling and in PT within 48 hours of surgery. Aggressive PT shortens recovery time. Within one month of surgery, RNH will likely have full range of motion again. By the three month mark, it should be feeling pretty normal again. The rub is that he's a professional hockey player, so the slightest drop in arm strength is going to affect his shot. So while he may be ready for contact and back on the ice within 3 months, he might not have that zip on his passes or shots for a while. It's why I think Gaborik is having a down year (by his standards).

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