After hearing the news that Ryan Callahan will only miss 10 - 14 days with a shoulder subluxation, Rangers Nation exploded into obvious rejoice. However, there was one person who sent out a word of caution...
Quick warning ... though it's probably uncommon, another NYR captain, Barry Beck, had his career wrecked by recurring shoulder subluxations— Rangers Report (@rangersreport) January 30, 2013
...geez, thanks for the buzzkill Carp.
...in all seriousness, Carp is 100% correct to be concerned. After the news broke I had numerous readers, who had suffered the same injury, contact me stating that a shoulder subluxation isn't anything to sneeze at and surgery could still be a real possibility as this kind of affliction could worsen over time, especially if Callahan returns too soon or takes a nasty hit to the same area.
...now obviously there are varying degrees of shoulder subluxations, so it doesn't automatically mean Callahan will have recurring issues. But from the way he reacted after Talbot wrenched his arm, I'm going to hold off on any further celebrations of yesterday's news until the Rangers captain is back on the ice hitting everything that moves.
Well Captain Cally is 1 Guy Our Team Can not lose for any length of time HANK would be the other Gabby as well Sather better get someone in here sooner than later no 1 from the Whale is ready...
Id assume the rangers doctors know what they are doing. Maybe it isnt that bad, he can play fully and then have some teaks done in the offseason. Baseball players usually do that if the injury isnt to bad and they can play, then in the offseason get work done on it so it doesnt reoccur.
Not to continue to be a buzzkill but also saw this yesterday: https://twitter.com/JoNana/status/296770552553668608
That said, these guys take beatings on every part of their body so for all we know he already has issues with something else. I do agree that I'll feel a whole lot better when I see him on the ice hitting like he always does.
Beck took more punishment as a defenseman and I believe he also fought a lot more than Cally does. He also had a lot of back problems and it seems like when one area is chronic other areas can become chronic as well. There will always be a risk for Cally, but I wouldn't think he's in the same boat as Beck was. Plus Cally shoots the puck ;-)
This is unnecessary anxiety. These guys take such a beating that anything could be a career wrecker. I wouldn't be concerned. They just gotta make sure he's right before he gets back at it.
this is the same guy who had his ankle wrecked and came back for a career year...he's a trooper, he'll be fine
Soft tissue injuries (torn/stretched tendons & ligaments) are almost always worse than bone injuries and they take forever to heal...*if* they do heal, without surgery. I'm trying to be optimistic, but I am definitely concerned.
did he have to bring up Barry Beck? Ugh, here we go... Coincidentally, according to Wikipedia, Barry currently coaches and teaches hockey in that hotbed of hockey, Hong Kong. Yes, that Hong Kong, not Hong Kong, Saskatchewan. LOL.
I'd also like to think the medical staff is a little more advanced in their treatment, monitoring, and future prevention of such an injury now than they were back when Beck was captain in the early 80s. A lot of pressure on Rammer to get this taken care of quickly, but competently.
@RSJem Good point.
@johnnyb3910 100% more advanced from medicine to treatment to therapy, etc. etc. etc. Players more refined athletes than the sport's ever seen.
@johnnyb3910 Let's hope so. Having said that, the medical treatments can be advanced it wants, but it won't prevent Callahan from taking another heard hit on that shoulder.
@johnnyb3910 -- well said.