The fact that Crosby is now "out indefinitely" or the fact that we actually won the Iggy trade (and finally got Sid his winger even if it's just temporary) but now Sid might not be around to reap the benefit of it.
Definition: A fracture is a broken bone. A broken bone is a fracture.
While many people believe that a fracture is a "hairline break," or a certain type of broken bone, this is not true. A fracture and a broken bone are the same thing!
Both of these words mean that the normal bone architecture has been disrupted. This does not imply a certain type of treatment, but in general, bones heal best when immobilized. Therefore treatment often involves casting of the broken bone (or fracture) and may require surgery to fix the bone into place (see O.R.I.F.).
I'm still having a hard time figuring out how a puck to the teeth is going to break a jaw...maybe a fracture at most, but a full out separation? The only place I can see a bone separation happening is at the jaw joint, which is highly unlikely...
Nah, I think (and this is from how the corresponding German words (Bruch vs. Fraktur) are used, so I could be completely out to lunch here), that a break is always a fracture, but a fracture does not have to be a true break. As in a break is clean through, two seperated parts of bone. A frature can just be like a crack? For lack of a better English word right now.
I understand how you're thinking and it's easy to think like that -
A break is a laymans term because it is not used in any form of clinical form to describe the breakage of a bone (i.e a fracture) It is mearly a word that's used to easily describe the nature of a fracture. When people think of a broken bone they envision a complete breakage (as you say - two parts, apart from each other) it looks like there's a clean break, hence the word break.
If you talk to a clinician however and they're talking to you about a fracture, it means a breakage of the bone, the nature of the breakage is then further described, but the word fracture is always clinically correct if you're speaking of bone breaking. This includes the splinter fractures and bend fractures (greenstick fractures etc) That you thought about when talking about fractures.
As for Sid probably missing some time, how is anyone surprised? He took a slapper right in the mug. We already knew he had surgery and is going to need some time for it to heal before he can play again. It doesn't mean he's braindead from his umpteenth concussion. Good thing is that the playoffs are still weeks away and the team has a sizable lead in the conference race.
Did people think he was going to be back in the line-up Tuesday or something?
Per request, the first post in this thread (and its successors) will be updated with the latest we have on each player. Now that we have a high-profile injury to deal with like this, the reliable info can get lost in the shuffle otherwise.
But who's played 3 days after suffering a broken jaw -_-
Rick Tocchet does not fit in with the majority of us. On March 15th, 1992, Tocchet suffered a fractured jaw in the first period. Not only did he continue to play that night, but he scored two goals including the game winner. To Tocchet, it is just part of the game. "We were .500 at the time, you want to play and you want to try to win. It's amazing when you have adrenaline. The next day I was obviously in pain, but during the game you just don't think about it."