Is Latendresse any closer to returning? I have him in my fantay pool and I'm wondering if I should hang onto him.
I also took Latendresse, and was coming to visit this board for hopefully some good news. Guess not. What sucks is that I picked both Latendresse and Miettinen and when they both got injured, i decided to drop one of them. Turns out i made the wrong decision...
Trying to remember when Gaborik had his, but I want to say it was an eight-week recovery.
I remember it as being the controversial surgery he had during the 2008-09 season. He came back for a few games, wasn't right, so he went with the surgery that projected to take him out until after the trade deadline. It was the death blow. He was out 3 months.
April 6th, 2008; Fact: During the OT period, Gaborik and Laperriere fight. Lappy dumps Gaborik to the ice on his right hip. Gaborik gets up slowly.
2008 First Round Exit: Fact: During all 6 games, Gaborik cannot seem to elevate the puck and is slower than normal. Theory; Playing injured.
May 2008: Gaborik gets his right hip operated on. It's released that he has a genetic disorder which means that the ball of his hip isn't "ball" shaped. Specialist in Vail does operation on right hip only. Opinion: Camp Gaborik and Camp Management don't ask the question; "What about the other hip?" Logical Assumption: If it is a genetic defect, it would affect both hip joints. For the most part, the human body is symmetrical with the noted exceptions of the brain, heart and digestion.
October 15th or 16th, 2008: Gaborik is playing "soccer ball hackeysack" after a practice skate. Aggravates his groin. Is placed on IR shortly afterwards.
December 2008: Comes back for a few games. Isn't quite right. Opts for the surgery to repair his left hip of the same malfunction that affected his right. Out 10 weeks. Puts him on IR until a week and a half after the trade deadline. Essentially, can't be traded.
April 2009: Last Gaborik game in a Wild sweater.
July 2009: Gaborik signs with the New York Rangers. Hasn't had a hip related injury since. It's been run of the mill and/or shoulder injuries during his time with the NYR.