Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 07/30/07 at 01:38 PM ET
from Capitals Insider,
I received a few emails this morning from concerned fans about an internet report out of Russia which suggests that Alexander Semin suffered a knee injury while training in his homeland.
That’s not true, at least according to his agent, Mark Gandler. I spoke to Gandler this morning, and here’s what he had to say:
“I don’t want to call it an injury,” Gandler said. “He had a certain pain in his knee for the whole year while he was in Washington. It happens when he is running, particularly uphill and downhill. But it did not interfere in any of his on ice activities, whatsoever.”
Interested in the original story from Sport-Express? Read on for the rough translation…
With day of arrival in Petersburg to the special correspondent “SE” to tell under the truth, has not very much carried. It appear I there week later - would see Victor Kozlov with Andrey Taratukhin which plan to join present group NHLers later. Would arrive per day - two earlier - I would not miss each other with Alexander Semin at whom just before my arrival the knee has ached and to which loadings on Krestovsky Island now are counter-indicative. The history with Semin a knee, to a word has happened so strange, that on it it is necessary to stop separately.
What is with it yesterday has occured? - I have taken an interest at Andrei Nikolishin, who for the period of Petersburg gathering has lodged the at home at the trainer on physical training Dmitry Kapitonov together with both forwards of “Washington” - Semin and Ovechkin.
So there was it not now, and during a season. A situation in general obscure: to Semin after the world championship [to have an]] operation has been appointed, and it has not gone and did not begin to do it.
Heard, that doctors “Capitals” insisted on that operation passed in Washington, and Semin wished to make it somewhere else.
“Washington ” insisted because the club pays this operation, and doctors wished to check process of restoration. But to choose, and where to be operated, all the same Alexander’s right. It could perform operation anywhere, but in fact it has not made it anywhere! And now it precisely will have problems: to be restored prior to the beginning of a season [he] will not be in time any more.
Why Semin and was not operated?
It should be asked him. (with a bitter smile.) probably, brains at the guy it is a lot of…
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