I've watched the video over and over and I'm trying to convince myself that it's not a knee injury but from the way that his leg contorts thats what it looks like to me. Hopefully that's not the case, but if he is indeed done for the year that really sucks. Moreover I'm not as worried about this year but the longterm effects of sustaining an injury that serious and how that could affect him in the future. Hope this rumor is not true at all..
That is what I am most worried about.
Remember how good Hannu looked before that high ankle sprain ?
The not being able to put weight part was what made me nervous, hoping for the best.
One thing from viewing the video - he throws off his glove and then that hand goes to his abdomen, above the groin area, almost as if he strained a muscle there. Don't know if that was an ingrained "don't grab your crotch" athelete's response, or something higher up got hurt.
The thing about the action that caused his injury - he was in a move to the left and it looked like his skate caught a rut, but not like his knee twisted - the awkwardness looked higher than that - he was caught with his weight balanced badly and when he fell again the knee did not seem twisted.
Unfortunately all we can do now is wait. My guess is he will not be out and about for a while, so unless one of us delivers pizza to his home, we won't hear anything except from the team or the players.
I think he grabbed his groin, but when the trainers were coming out it looked like he was pointing at his knee. Either way, there is a clear injury that caused a lot of pain and he wasn't putting any weight on his left leg.
With knees I know they often wait a few days for swelling to go down before they can figure out for certain if it is a tear, sprain or something else.
Paille being day to day though is good news. I was worried he had either broken or torn something.
Sure hope all the Boston wounded recover and get back to health before the playoffs.
I am kind of peeved though that pre game coverage on yahoo and the like focus on Callahan being injured and the Rangers having to deal with that, but not a single mention of the fact that 3 current starting forwards are out (and 4 if you include Savard) a defenseman is out and the back up goalie just went down with perhaps a season ending injury.
Rangers have to deal with no Callahan, but the Bruins basically have a whole line of AHL players.
So if he is out for the year does this give the Bruins more leverage in his contract situation? Obviously its crappy that he is hurt, and it's going to give TT a bigger workload to end the year, but I'm thinking long term.