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Zetterberg Will Not Play In The World Championship And Has A Nerve Problem In His Foot

from st.nu (translated),

Detroit's captain made his spectacular comeback in the playoffs, when he played two games against Boston and accounted for a goal and an assist on Saturday when Detroit became the ruling.

This just two months after the herniated disc, which forced him to leave the Olympics after opener against the Czech Republic in order to undergo surgery in New York.

- My back has felt good in the games but I have problems with the nerves in the left foot, then I have no power in it and it gives me problems in the inserts. Now I run rehab and rest part until the foot begins to function properly, says Zata.

So when Zetterberg spoke with coach Pär Mårts on Monday so there was no alternative but to say no to the World Cup games.

- We are unable to play the World Cup this year. We had a good talk and I like to play the World Cup in the future if possible.

Now waiting for rehabilitation and training, first in Detroit, then back home in Sweden.

continue (translated) for more on Team Sweden...

thanks to Puckarinen for the pointer via Twitter...

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George Malik's avatar

Not all that surprising given the extent of his surgery…Rehab should alleviate the issue.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 04/28/14 at 04:55 PM ET

George Malik's avatar

When you have surgery in nerve-dense tissue, you get all sorts of lists of the places where you may feel referred pain for the next six months, and where you may experience permanent losses in feeling. It’s a daunting list. When I had significant throat surgery, I was warned that I might lose part or all of my sense of taste, and that I might experience permanent loss of feeling in my jaw (kind of like what happened to Daniel Cleary). This stuff happens.

I don’t believe that Zetterberg was lying when he said that he wasn’t going to play until the team’s physicians cleared him, and I don’t believe that he, the doctors or coaches took Zetterberg’s future lightly.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 04/28/14 at 05:24 PM ET

perfection's avatar

I sure would hope this wasn’t even a serious consideration.

I mean, he may have went down eventually and surely would have needed that surgery at some point, but I’d think the Wings still probably feel they’ve already suffered enough of a toll this year from international competition. I mean BOTH Pav and Z showed up in Sochi and NEITHER could play for the Wings after the fact, whether they aggravated preexisting injuries or not.

Posted by perfection from LaLaLand on 04/28/14 at 05:43 PM ET

George Malik's avatar

He wasn’t going to begin with. This is his hometown newspaper pressing him.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 04/28/14 at 05:49 PM ET

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