St. Louis Blues winger Scottie Upshall is out for the season with a lacerated kidney. A lacerated kidney can be a potentially serious injury, depending on the severity of damage. The potential complications range from minor trauma, infection, major laceration causing bleeding into the abdomen, and possible kidney failure. This matter needs to be taken seriously and as a result he will likely undergo serial CT scans of his abdomen to closely monitor. Additionally, he will likely undergo serial blood and kidney testing. It’s plausible he suffered the injury due to a fractured rib, which in turn lacerated the kidney.
T.J. Oshie undergoes surgery for broken clavicle-Dr. Patel
T.J. Oshie of the Washington Capitals underwent surgery for a broken clavicle sustained on Thursday’s Game 4 loss after being shoved from behind into the boards. The surgery was likely placement of a plate and screws to stabilize the broken bone.
For hockey players, return to play is generally about 8-10 weeks. This unfortunately leaves him out for the remainder of the playoffs, which is a major blow for the Capitals.
Shea Weber recovering from knee surgery
Montreal Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber will miss time after undergoing knee surgery in June. He had a meniscus repair. This can take 6-8 months to RTP. Watch below our 3D animation to learn more about meniscus repair surgery:
Devils goalie Cory Schneider undergoes hip surgery-Dr. Parekh
New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider underwent surgery to repair cartilage in his left hip. RTP should be 6-9 months. Cartilage damage in the hip often takes longer to heal.