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by Alanah McGinley on 10/27/08 at 07:04 PM ET
Rick Rypien‘s “virus” update from The Vancouver Province:
The Vancouver Canucks announced Monday that Rick Rypien has a sports hernia injury and will require surgery. All this after the NHL club had said for days that the feisty winger had some sort of virus or viral infection.
“What happened was he came back and wasn’t feeling well, was tested and nothing came up,” coach Alain Vigneault said of Rypien leaving the team after an Oct. 17 game in Buffalo.
“He started to work out on his own and skate on his own and felt a little twinge in his abdomen and he went this morning to get evaluated by a specialist. They found a sports hernia tear on the left side, so he’s going to get operated on in the next couple of days and be out indefinitely.”
The article goes on to discuss Rypien’s history of injuries. It ain’t pretty.
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Alanah McGinley has been blogging hockey since 2003 (with a notable gap in time through 2010, kicking it with new baby Lucy while living knee-deep in chaos while reading "parenting for complete idiots" during every spare minute) sharing opinions, rants and not-so-deep thoughts with anyone who will listen.
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