I read this earlier today. Surprised it hasn't been mentioned. Chris Drury suffered two breaks in his finger in the Leafs game when the Rangers said there was only 1 break and the previous break from September wasn't an issue. Drury is on the trip to Philly.
Drury explained that finger actually has 2 breaks in finger...original break became displaced, then there is second break
Turns out Drury did break his finger in the same spot as he did in training camp, when he suffered a non-displaced fracture. That became a displaced fracture that did not require surgery and he also suffered a second break to the finger. Drury said he had no doubts he broke his finger again because it was in a “weakened” state but he also does not believe he rushed back into the lineup the first time.
Turns out that Chris Drury broke his left index finger in two spots in that collision with Michal Rozsival. One was at the same spot as the first non-displaced fracture---and now it's worse, displaced. The second one was a crack in another area. Drury said today that there may have been some miscommunication after that game.
All this talk of breaking bones makes me feel uneasy.
No timetable for Drury's return, it says. That's not good news, or am I reading into it wrong? If it were progressing, they'd have an idea of when he can return, right?
Well from experience in breaking bones, his next doctors appointment would probably set a timeline. It all depends on if his fingered is healing/healed/healed properly. If he gets the cast removed next week, he is probably 2-3 weeks a way. Probably can expect his return in early December.
Also, its a little unsettling that he re-broke the same fracture and created a new one. This may complicate matters. I would imagine his hand will be very stiff after being immobilized for the better part of 3 months.
I would like to see Chris back. I long ago gave up on the idea of Sabres-like points that he got in his prime, but he still does a ton of great stuff. Once I adjusted my view to reality, and forgot about the contract, I started appreciating what he does.
Hope he is truly mended before coming back. Don't want re-injury, it messes with everything.