If all goes well, 8 weeks...I just had surgery 7 weeks ago, I was off for 4 weeks, and returned to work with a No Lifting anything for 8 weeks...I did however, have 3 hernias to fix at the one time...not alot of fun to deal with. Too bad for White, but with the doctors and care these guys get, he will be back before Xmas...hopefully.
sports hernia is just a fancy word for a hernia in the groin/lower abdominal area..
No... that's called an inguinal hernia, which is what brooks orpik got this summer. Easy and simple surgery (mostly laparoscopic today), they install a patch to cover the tear and push the protruding tissue/organ back in. 8 weeks, common surgery, about 2% failure rate. You cannot treat a hernia, you don't have a choice but to get surgery.
Sports hernia is similar but different, as it is a tear or inflammation of muscles around the inguinal canal (lower groin, as you said), but there is no actual hernia. Because of that inflammation, it's usually associated with pain in the hip and abductor, and can be treated without surgery if there is no tear. The surgery itself is different than hernia surgery, if required.
I'm no doctor, so I might be wrong. I'm simply going on what the doc told me initially, as he wasn't sure if I had a hernia or something called Gilmore's groin, which is a sports hernia (Docs apparently hate the word sports hernia as it's not a hernia). Anyways, after an ultra sound confirmed it was a hernia, I got surgery...
Back to Ryan White, typically sports hernias require 8 weeks or so of recovery. Let's hope for the best!
I thought Campoli would miss 3 weeks...then a month, where are you hearing two months? He has a hamstring tear...can't be that long. Andre Johnson of the Texans is on my Fantasy team and he is only going to miss 3-4 weeks with a similar injury.
It would (will!) be great to have Markov back, but even when that happens, we'll have a remarkably iffy collection of D. With Campoli out, Gill is the ONLY guy on our roster, including the depth chart, who played 60 games in the NHL last year. And they're tiny, too!