Anyone suspicious about this surgery? I'll put my tinfoil hat on for a moment and theorize that he didn't really need to have it now and the Flyers just wanted to delay him coming back until they can fit him in.
I mean... it's a pretty convenient time to have "exploratory surgery."
Homer: Hey Danny, we're still trying to make a deal to fit you back in under the cap, I need some more time
Danny: Really? Should I say I'm still hurt?
Homer: That's what I was thinking, and let's get your groin operated on again to make it really sound legit.
Danny: Cool, good idea, I would love to have another groin operation.
minimum of 4 weeks pushes it almost to the trade deadline. So that would make decisions a littke easier to make if something needed to be done and they shut him down for the season at the end of February.
You wonder if he was playing in pain in the rehab assignment with the Phantoms. or if playing those 3 games.
I am not a doctor or anything but isnt this something that could of been found 6-7 weeks ago?
The most common cause of abdominal wall pain is nerve entrapment at the lateral border of the rectus muscle. In the rectus channel, the nerve and its vessels are surrounded by fat and connective tissue that bind the nerve, artery, and vein into a discrete bundle capable of functioning as a unit independently from surrounding tissue. At a point located about three quarters of the way through the rectus muscle (from back to front), there is a fibrous ring that provides a smooth surface through which the bundle can slide. Positioned anterior to the ring, the rectus aponeurosis provides a hiatus for the exiting bundle.
The successful surgical procedure Flyers center Danny Briere underwent Thursday to repair a nerve entrapment was actually an adductor release in the upper thigh and groin area. It’s similar to the procedure Mike Richards underwent in 2006.
Richards missed 16 games – almost six weeks – following that surgery. General manager Paul Holmgren said in a conference call Thursday that William Meyers, the doctor who performed the surgery at Hahnemann University Hospital, feels certain Briere will be playing again within four weeks.
“It’s another little tear where a nerve in the middle of it,” Holmgren said. “When they do this release, they release the nerve to get it out. That is what is causing the discomfort in Danny. Everyone feels this will clear it up.”
When pressed on why the prognosis is four weeks when Richards’ missed six, Holmgren replied said he wasn’t a doctor, and he’s taking Meyer at his word.
“The doctor said four weeks,” Holmgren said. “Maybe he thinks Danny is tougher than Mike. It wasn’t a big thing in the doctor’s opinion. He thought four weeks.”
As long as Danny is back 100% for the playoffs I'm fine with him taking extra time to heal. He's pretty damn clutch in the playoffs and I'd hate to not have him then because they tried to rush him back.
forsberg automatically goes to first line, probably to play with gagne.
No, no he doesn't. Forsberg should only be seeing third line time with the team. If he bumps Richards off the first, I'm willing to bet that's going to cause a disruption in the locker room. Forsberg shouldn't just be handed top line duties because of who he is. Besides, he'll only play three or four games before he's hurt again anyways. Damn, I wish the man would just give it up and call it a career. He's done. Why is that so hard to grasp?
I feel really bad for Danny. He constantly gets **** on by the fans. But he always busts his ass out there for the team, and loves the philly area. I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact he's not 6'2, 200 pounds smashing centres on their *****.