Going back to the Kesler thread, this news about Edler is proof against what people are saying about how Kesler and his agent are faking injury symptoms so that he can stay on the payroll during the lockout. If Edler can be medically cleared mid-lockout so can Kesler. The fact that Kesler is still on LTIR is only because there must be tangible proof that he is still unable to play.
That is great news and its actually a benefit to us that the lockout is still going on because it is giving time for Kesler to heal and also for Edler to slowly work his back into proper shape vs. stepping right back into it.
These guys, when 'cleared' doesn't always mean they are 100% ready to participate in the very rough sport of professional hockey, it means they have healed. Backs are tricky thinks and can lead to a whole host of other issues down the road if not deal with correctly or tweaked soon after getting back into the game.
This extra time will be very beneficial for Edler to continue strengthening, and not taking hits. Just means he will be in a better, and importantly safer position for his career and self going forward, so very happy to hear.
As for Kesler, I have questioned his attitude in the past, but agree I don't think its faking. Firstly, the Nucks would have their doctors look at him, and he can't fake healing, its healed or its not. And, again these guys are professional athletes, it takes alot more 'strengthening' to be considered game ready than the avg person.
In addition, as it has been stated, both his shoulder and wrist on the same arm were done. I have had shoulder surgery before and had torn my pectoral at the same time. I can tell you from personal experience it takes alot of time to rehab for just one injury, you add in a second issue that is tied to the rehab of the first and it adds alot of wait time. Simply, you have to just rest them both until they are able to start being used together.
He is not faking and is probably just starting to get to the point where his strength is returning, which would make sense that it would take a couple more months to get to NHL ready.
Edited by BuretoMogilny, 17 December 2012 - 03:51 PM.