Thread: Injury Report: Derek Stepan Broken Jaw Part II
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05-27-2014, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by nyr2k2 View Post
It's hard for me to believe that the jaw is wired shut. That's gotta be a pretty significant surgery to necessitate that, no? If it's wired shut, I feel like it's really unlikely he'd be able to play so soon after. What do I know though, I'm no doctor.
I thought wiring jaws shut was SOP. Then again putting casts on broken bones till your muscles atrophied to the point of disappearing used to be SOP as well. I wouldn't be surprised it was wired shut to keep the chance of displacement down. Playing hockey ups that risk just a tad.

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