Jeff Klein at the New York Times reports that the injury which held Rick Nash out of last night's game is believed to be related to a groin injury he sustained while playing with HC Davos of the Swiss National League A during the lockout.
Back in December, Nash left his Swiss team to return to New York and get the groin checked out. At the time, it was said not to be serious.
...listen, I'm no doctor nor am I privy to Nash's medical records, but I didn't see any indication that he had issues skating due to a groin injury in the Bruins or Islanders game.
...as I said last night, concussions are tricky. One night you're fine, the next you're not. Again, I don't want to scare anyone or discredit Klein, but I do find it hard to believe it's the groin.
...while most fans are unhappy with Torts staying mum on the injury, I have no problem with him protecting Nash. Why should he let other teams know what is or isn't bothering one of his players. Could use it to their advantage.
@TheNYRBlog ~ I'm ok with torts keeping injury under wraps. Maybe he's waiting it out 2 make sure it's noy serious. Girardi injury was quiet
let's assume it was a concussion and he was feeling woozy...he still pulled off that crazy SO goal...I say we play him anyways lol
@TheNYRBlog why are so many people so concerned with what the injury is? do fans really think torts is making the wrong call by sitting him?
@rae825 Just curiosity. Especially with possible concussion, which we Rangers fans have had to deal with a lot recently.
@TheNYRBlog i get that, it just seems as if people are really angry w/ torts for not disclosing, which doesn't make sense to me
@TheNYRBlog @rae825 I DISAGREE,MOST INJURIES ARE REPORTED NOW...THIS IS LIKE A STATE SECRET.I THINK RANGER FANS HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW
@rae825 I could care less. He should protect his player. Why would he disclose injuries to other teams?
No surprise here. One of the reasons I didn't care if the lockout ended or not is that we would hear about Nash's groin at some point and why the season didn't go the way the team had hoped, blah, blah, blah. So here we are... maybe. Incredible. Regardless, for all of the ability in the world, this team sucks.
Just read a piece about how Daniel Alfredsson could be looking to move to a cup contender for his final year. I dont know if he will, or even if we would be interested, but what do you think it would cost to get him? Someone like Alfredsson offers even more scoring, and brings in a ton of veteran leadership. He could be a great player for us to have in the postseason playing with Nash, that would be a scary line. Of course that is if he wants to leave Ottawa.
@slapshot13j Are the Rangers still a Cup contender right now?
@TheNYRBlog really hope it's not concussion related. Hard to see it as just groin though as you said
@TheNYRBlog If it was a groin it would be really hard to tell given the way he's been playing. Speed and agility looks all there. #NYR
A groin injury makes sense to me. Those types of injuries are very tricky. They don't seem to bad but then they can turn on you in an instant. If they even thought for a second it was a concussion, I don't think Nash would be even practicing, let alone becoming a game-time decision. I think the Staal and Sauer situations would probably make the Rangers staff err a lot more on the side of caution than risking further injury if it were a concussion. A groin injury on the other hand is something that might seem OK until you push it a bit and then it tweaks. It sounds exactly like what happens to baseball players who rely on their legs like Jose Reyes, but those tend to be hamstrings. I'd be shocked if it were a concussion and the Rangers were being so reckless with their franchise player!
Regardless of whether Nash has a concussion, will the NHL please ban ALL hits to the head? What's the point of allowing them? Too many good players being sidelined by 3rd rate players. What decent product would allow it's least important pieces take out their most important ones with legal hits? Can we please start a petition?
@TheNYRBlog makes sense why they rested him on non game days,& being a game time decision.Sounds like a nagging injury type.
If it's a concussion it will come out soon enough if he has to miss any length of time......Lets hope it's not and he's back soon
@Dudeinski I also assume if it was groin Torts would be a little more forthcoming with info. Rangers usually very quiet when it comes to concussions. See Staal, Boogaard and Sauer.
@KevinDeLury Most people believe Girardi's injury was groin related. He wasn't very forthcoming about that one lol
@Melissa (blknblueshirts) Either way, it gives us something to debate about today.
@KevinDeLury Sorry :-( I see your point though. He usually is more forthcoming about injuries not related to the head...although he admitted Powe had a concussion so maybe he is doing things backwards now which means Nash's injury isn't head related! (Yes I'm reaching...leave me alone lol.)
@Melissa (blknblueshirts) Fine, concussions and groins. lol
@KevinDeLury That's Torts for ya......
@TheNYRBlog what is torts trying to accomplish by not talking about injuries other than being a douche? NHL should step in
@Slipknottin @thenyrblog No coach has to discuss injuries. They decide to. Players could target Nash lower body if they knew,so why tell
@Slipknottin @TheNYRBlog So for example Torts comes out says Nash has bad shoulder, Sens go out of their way to hit him, Nash out for weeks.
I didnt see any problem during the Bruins game but during the Isles game, i did notice a little problem with Nash.