If you've been wondering why Martin Straka has been reluctant to shoot the past couple of months, I can finally reveal that he has been playing with a torn biceps muscle. It will require surgery... an operation he has been postponing for the sake of the team. Nominal recovery time is "four to six months".
What you also don't know is the intense pain he has endured along the way. Shots of painkillers were a daily regimen before games and practices.
What a warrior. and what a game 6 he had, he was everywhere.
Way to go Straks...
Last edited by HockeyBasedNYC: 05-06-2007 at 05:41 PM.
Sorry if this seems a bit mean, but please, can we not call athletes warriors? That word should be reserved for those who really are, and not athletes...it's so cliche and ridiculous.
Straka is certainly one tough guy, but honestly, let's not call him a "warrior" or "soldier"...just something that's been annoying me.
That said, I love Straka and he played awesome, so much respect for him.
Everyone plays injured down the stretch and in the playoffs i don't why people get excited each time we learn a player played injured.
I know, I don't get why people get so excited when firefighters rescue people from burning buildings, or cops save peoples lives, or soldiers die defending our country. I mean, those people are just doing their jobs like everyone does so no reason to point out their efforts I guess.
Your right, this thread should be deleted, its silly to respect a player that plays though injury in the playoff.