Wojtek Wolski has had some groin issues lately that aren't going away. He's been "in the tub", putting heat on it, and resting it. However, somehow he keeps re-injuring it. Its been an ongoing problem with him and it starting to make me worry.
Im no doctor but I have had my fair share of injuries over the years. I always had groin problems and I know how annoying a groin injury can be. Last year, while snowboarding, I jumped off a 15 foot cliff, kind of flew back and felt like I pulled my groin. I ended up riding for the next week and then took 2 weeks off after that to rest it. The next time I went out I stretched out in my house and got in the car for a 2 hour drive with my friends to the mountain. When we got there, I couldn't get out of the car and when I did, I couldn't stand up straight. I spent the half of the day fighting through the pain and the other half sitting by the fire-pit like a softy because I was in so much pain.
I came to the decision that I should probably go see a doctor. He sent me for an MRI and at 19 years old I was already dealing with hip problems. I was diagnosed with a Torn Labrum in my hip that would eventually require surgery based on how much I can deal with the pain. Recovery from surgery usually takes about 3 months minimum. I never got the surgery done because it was not possible to do it during the semester and than in the summer I already had tickets booked to Europe. Now when I play hockey and soccer (we will see how snowboarding goes this year) I sometimes don't feel it at all, and other times it just kills me.
Enough about my situation.
What I am getting at is that Im worried Wolski might be dealing with something similar. Torn Hip Labrums are a rather new diagnosis in the medicine world. Athletes who have had surgery on it are players such as Tim Thomas, Ryan Kesler, A-rod and probably in the near future there will be more cases of this since surgery is a good option now that doctors are getting more experienced with it.
I wish him the best and I know the guys got some nasty skill (oh if only he can put it all together on a consistent basis) so Im hoping Im wrong and its just a slight groin pull.
But reading NHL.com this morning and having Torts say he's out indefinetly really makes this a possibility.
Don't tell me I didn't warn you.