Posts Tagged ‘knee injury’

Montreal Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes said Carey Price is unlikely to suit up during the 2022-23 season as the veteran netminder copes with longstanding knee injuries, according to The Athletic’s Arpon Basu.

Hughes added there’s a slim chance Price will be able to play again without undergoing another knee operation. The Canadiens will place Price on long-term injured reserve and expect an update after his training camp physical.

The 35-year-old underwent knee surgery in the summer of 2021 after carrying the Canadiens to the Stanley Cup Final. While rehabbing the injury for several months, he also entered the NHL’s player assistance program before the 2021-22 campaign.

Price appeared in five games in the latter stages of this past season – his 15th with the Canadiens – and in April said he doesn’t believe his injured knee would allow him to handle a full campaign’s workload in the future. He also acknowledged he may have played his last NHL game.

Placing Price and his $10.5-million cap hit on LTIR will give Montreal space to put Sean Monahan‘s $6.375 million on its books. The Canadiens traded for the veteran center along with a conditional first-round pick on Thursday.

Price is under contract until after the 2025-26 season. He inked an eight-year, $84-million extension in 2017 to become the NHL’s highest-paid goaltender. At the time of signing, Price owned a career .920 save percentage across 500 starts along with a Hart Trophy, a Vezina Trophy, and an Olympic gold medal.

Since then, Price has battled injuries and posted a .908 clip in 203 appearances. He’s saved his best for the playoffs in recent years, registering a .927 save percentage and three shutouts in 32 combined postseason games in 2020 and 2021.

All Elite Wrestling star Santana has gone under the knife for reconstructive knee surgery.

Dave Meltzer reported as much in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, adding that the former Inner Circle member is expected to miss around eight months. In slightly more positive news, this would be on the more optimistic end of the 8-12 month window reported earlier this week.

Santana was hurt while competing in AEW’s sophomore Blood & Guts match on Dynamite’s 29 June episode. He barely got going in the match, with his knee collapsing from beneath him shortly after entering the ring, leading to him being taken out of the cage and led up the ramp. It was later revealed that he had suffered an ACL injury.

Recent reporting suggests that Santana and long-term tag team partner Ortiz no longer get along, which is backed up by their increasingly sparse two-on-two in-ring record. Per Fightful, AEW plans on continuing to use Ortiz regardless of Santana’s injury, rather than taking the approach of shelving the healthy partner while the other is injured (a common practice in other American promotions).

All Elite Wrestling star Kenny Omega has claimed he is “done” if he suffers another major setback in his ongoing rehabilitation.

The former AEW World Champion, who has been out of action since November 2021, made this statement during a stream on the CEO Gaming Twitch channel on Wednesday.

Said Omega of the “scary” situation (h/t Fightful):

“If I get another major setback, that’s it. That’s it, I’m done, I can’t do this ever again. Two times, three times a day, really painful rehab, not even knowing what it’s going to be like when I get back in the ring. I have no clue. It’s scary, actually. You see people, they come back to the ring and you’re just happy to see them back. There is a different kind of expectation put on me, and I think that anything less than what they are expecting, which is already unrealistic, is going to lead to a lot of ridicule, which is what I get every day anyway.”

Amongst other things, Omega is currently recovering from multiple surgeries to ease neck and knee issues and a sports hernia, all of which he had been working through for an extended period prior to announcing his pro wrestling hiatus. In addition, the 38-year-old had been suffering from vertigo – even in the ring.

Continuing, Kenny spoke of unrealistic expectations when it comes to his recovery, claiming people have treated the situation as if he can just snap his fingers and come back:

“You can probably understand and imagine how difficult it is, struggling twice, three times a day, trying to get things to work that maybe never worked before, and trying to re-route things in your brain to get around the things that aren’t going heal. People think, ‘Kenny is hurt, he took time off,’ snap your fingers, I come back and I’m 100%. Life doesn’t work that way. Bodies don’t work that way. Athletes don’t work that way. It’s very difficult to formulate a plan and to execute it. We’ll see how I do.”

Omega’s use of the word “done” will automatically lead to assumptions that he is planning on retiring should he face another roadblock in his recovery. Alternatively, the former AEW World Champion’s words could be interpreted as him not wanting to go through another long, gruelling rehabilitation process, which is seemingly proving too much for him to take at the moment.

Later in the stream, Kenny spoke of a desire to do more storyline-heavy work as opposed to performances carried by extreme, hyper-athleticism in the future, citing his acclaimed ‘Hangman’ Adam Page feud as an example. “Done” could refer to deviating from the explosive in-ring style that has made Omega such a success in professional wrestling, but has almost certainly accelerated his physical decline.

Whatever the case, Omega’s rehabilitation continues. All the best to him.

Scorpio Sky aggravated an existing knee injury on last week’s AEW Rampage, straining a muscle during the opening stages of his TNT Championship defence against Dante Martin.

The 39-year-old revealed as much via Twitter the following day. While there is currently no word on whether or not he will be forced to miss television time, Sky stated that his right leg was effectively useless following the strain. He hopes to be back in the ring before long, however:

I went into last nights match with my knee bothering me and unfortunately in the opening minutes I strained a muscle that goes from my knee up through my groin. My right leg was useless from then on. 1/2

Despite that, wrestling in SoCal felt amazing even on one leg. Hopefully nothing serious and I’ll be back to defend again soon. 2/2.

Sky’s victory over Martin was the second of his sophomore reign as TNT Champion, following an 11 May victory over former SoCal Uncensored partner Frankie Kazarian. The veteran is currently 40 days into a run that commenced with a win over Sammy Guevara on the 27 April Dynamite.

Rampage was a cursed night for AEW’s men’s singles champions, with World Title holder CM Punk announcing he would be taking time off to undergo surgery, though he’d remain as champion.

AEW and NJPW have since announced plans for an Interim World Championship Eliminator Series to crown somebody to keep the top spot warm in Punk’s absence.

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price is unsure of his status for next season due to his ongoing knee ailment.

“My honest opinion is no. I don’t believe that the current state would be sustainable for a whole season,” Price said when asked if he thinks he can start 55-60 games next season. “In that regard, I got a lot of question marks, and fortunately for me, I’ve got a lot of time over the summer to prepare, so we’ll see.”

Price was sidelined for the majority of the 2021-22 campaign following knee surgery last offseason. He spent several months rehabbing his knee after entering the NHL’s player assistance program at the start of the season.

The 34-year-old said Saturday he’s still dealing with a lot of swelling in his knee. He’s planning on getting a second opinion on it during the offseason, and a second surgery isn’t off the table.

Price admitted the thought that Friday’s game might be his last in the NHL crept into his mind.

“The whole day, it was just an exceptional day for myself. I had a great sleep, it was just an A+ day,” Price said. “So if it is it, then that would be a great way to do it.”

Still, Price said he isn’t prepared to back down from doing his all to get back into game shape and get ready for next season.

“Like I said a little bit earlier, this is definitely tough,” Price said. “But I’ve always been a fighter and I’ve always been a clawer and I’m not giving up, I’m going to continue to do my best to prepare for next season.”

Price posted a .878 save percentage and a 1-4-0 record in five games this season.

Robin Lehner‘s campaign is over.

The Vegas Golden Knights netminder will undergo season-ending surgery, sources told ESPN’s Emily Kaplan.

Lehner attempted to play through a major knee injury he suffered March 8, Kaplan added.

However, Golden Knights head coach Pete DeBoer said the report isn’t accurate to his knowledge.

“It was a maintenance day today,” DeBoer told David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “I expect him at practice tomorrow, and I expect him dressed on Sunday.”

Lehner missed five games in February with an upper-body injury. He then started four more games before going back on injured reserve with a lower-body ailment. The Swede missed 12 more contests before returning to the crease April 3.

The 30-year-old finishes his season with a 2.83 goals-against average and a .907 save percentage in 44 games. His save percentage was the worst he’s posted in a single season since his 2014-15 campaign with the Ottawa Senators, although it’s considered league average this season.

The Golden Knights will now be counting on 24-year-old Logan Thompson to get them into the playoffs. The rookie goaltender has recorded a 2.56 goals-against average and a .920 save percentage in 15 games this season.

Veteran Laurent Brossoit, who was signed this past offseason to be Lehner’s backup after Vegas traded away Marc-Andre Fleury, hasn’t played since March 15 due to an undisclosed injury.

All Elite Wrestling’s next pay-per-view, Double Or Nothing 2022, takes place on Sunday 29 May – and is likely to go down without Kenny Omega.

Dave Meltzer reported on the latest episode of Wrestling Observer Radio that while specifics on the former AEW World Champion’s injury recovery are thin on the ground, things “don’t sound promising” for him and Double Or Nothing. The absent star is unlikely to make it to Las Vegas.

Omega has been away from professional wrestling since November 2021, when he took time off to undergo surgery and heal from myriad issues, including shoulder and knee problems, a hernia, and vertigo, many of which he had been working through for over a year. In March, Kenny himself claimed that while he had originally planned on returning that month, he was yet to undergo separate procedures requiring a recovery period of around two months.

26 June’s AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door PPV may be a more realistic target for Omega, whose New Japan tenure means he’ll be one of the first names on the card if fit and ready to go. Whether or not this will happen remains to be seen, however.

All the best to Kenny in his recovery.

Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant will be re-evaluated in two weeks as he deals with a tweaked knee, head coach Taylor Jenkins said, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

The injury has sidelined Morant for Memphis’ last two games.

Morant went down with the knee issue in the second half of Friday’s loss to the Atlanta Hawks and was considered day-to-day until Thursday’s update.

The Grizzlies are 15-2 this season when their All-Star guard is sidelined and have won their last five contests without him.

Despite his team’s strong record when he sits, there’s no denying the value the third-year pro provides the 50-23 Grizzlies. Morant is averaging 27.6 points – the seventh-best mark in the NBA – plus 5.7 rebounds and 6.7 assists.

Memphis has just nine games remaining before the playoffs, where it will likely need Morant in order to put together a deep run.

Banged-up Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield is day to day after bruising his right knee in Sunday’s blowout loss at New England — his latest injury.

Mayfield, who has been playing with a damaged left shoulder for several weeks, had to leave in the third quarter after being hit by blitzing Patriots linebacker Matthew Judon. Mayfield struggled to stand before being assessed in the sideline medical tent.

Browns backup quarterback Case Keenum replaced Mayfield and finished the game.

On Monday, Browns coach Kevin Stefanski didn’t provide much information on Mayfield other than to say he was “feeling good about where he is.”

Stefanski said the team’s medical staff has ruled out any structural damage for Mayfield.

The Browns (5-5) host the Detroit Lions (0-8-1) this week, and Stefanski was asked if it might be beneficial for Mayfield to sit out and rest.

“He’s fighting through it,” Stefanski said. “We’ll always make smart decisions with our players with consultation with the medical staff, with the player. But he’s fighting through it.”

Mayfield went 11 of 21 for just 73 yards with a touchdown and interception against the Patriots before getting hurt. In addition to having a torn labrum and fracture in his non-throwing shoulder, Mayfield has also been dealing with a sore left foot.

The Browns absorbed several injuries in Sunday’s 45-7 loss, the most severe to cornerback Troy Hill, who suffered a neck sprain and was briefly hospitalized. Hill was released and flew back from Boston to Cleveland on Monday.

Hill was injured with about four minutes left when he tried to tackle receiver Jakobi Meyers, who broke free and scored on an 11-yard catch. Hill’s facemask was removed from his helmet, he was immobilized and carried off the field on a backboard before being taken to a hospital.

The Browns said he always had movement in his extremities.

“I don’t know what exactly happened, but any time you get carted off on a stretcher, you just want to keep that guy in your prayers,” said safety John Johnson III, who played with Hill in Los Angeles before signing with Cleveland during the offseason. “He’s a great player, a great teammate, so I just hope he gets better.”

The 30-year-old Hill has been one of the few bright spots on Cleveland’s inconsistent defense. He had two sacks in the Browns’ 41-16 win over Cincinnati on Nov. 7.

Stefanski said rookie wide receiver Anthony Schwartz and cornerback A.J. Green remain in concussion protocol after getting hurt Sunday. Stefanski did not have an update on star running back Nick Chubb, who remains on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Veteran big man Kelly Olynyk will be sidelined for the foreseeable future due to a Grade 2 MCL sprain in his left knee, the Detroit Pistons announced Thursday, according to Fox2 Detroit’s Dan Miller.

The injury occurred late in Wednesday’s tilt against Olynyk’s former team, the Houston Rockets. He’ll be re-evaluated in six weeks.

The 30-year-old Canadian is averaging 12.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.4 steals in just 23 minutes per game while coming off the bench for all but one of his 10 appearances this season.

After starting his career with stints with the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat, Olynyk parlayed a strong second half with the rebuilding Rockets last season into a new three-year, $37.2-million contract this summer.