Playoff Injury Ninja Ticker (6/8)
WRITTEN BY CHRIS WASSEL | 08 JUNE 2011
Well what do you know the Injury Ninja is on the loose again. Is anyone really surprised? However, the more noticeable injuries will get our full attention now because there are not quite as much injury news to follow. It is always good to wait a bit for just such a reason.
With just two teams left now, you would expect the numbers to go down to near nothing as so many are playing hurt. Maybe teams are hiding a few bumps and bruises. At any rate….
Here is today’s Injury Ticker amount:
Well the numbers should be low and they are. We do not count Rick Rypien as we firmly believe he could play but is being kept out for a reason that is unknown. Players that are probable are not being listed as they are very likely to play barring some kind of unexpected setback. Also, Aaron Rome is not counted as he is suspended for the rest of the Finals.
Here is the injury breakdown for this week:
LOWER BODY: 1 (Dan Hamhuis OUT)
HEAD: 2 (Horton hears out for Finals)
SPORTS HERNIA: 1 (Mikael Samuelsson done for playoffs)
FOOT: 1 (Sweatt still out)
Some think this is a thankless chore to follow thse injuries but necessary especially for fantasy purposes as well as the league. It gives the fan an idea of what some of the ailments to look for are.
Expect to be quite a few injuries that just do not get reported unless they are obvious. No one wants to be held out unless it is near life or death. Those are the injuries we really watch for. You can guarantee there will be several injury scenarios like that in the Finals.
Sadly Nathan Horton was knocked out for the rest of the Finals by a vicious blind side hit by Aaron Rome in Game 3. Rome is out for the rest of the playoffs and Horton has a severe concussion but is thankfully home from the hospital. This will be the next to last “Ticker” by the way.
Again we want to thank all the beat writers, radio and media outlets, and the fans as well for all of their help. Without them, there is no way to get an accurate count on the injuries. All numbers are compiled from these sources to give the reader a more accurate breakdown of what is going on. See you next week and hopefully your fantasy team is not riddled with injuries as the Stanley Cup Finals continue.