Have you wondered why Hampus Lindholm isn’t playing for the Tre Kronor in the IIHF world championships? Could it be that foot injury that he said seemed fine? Yes, it could be that exact injury that wasn’t very fine indeed; he broke his foot.
Hampus Lindholm was playing through broken foot during Bruins' playoff series #NHLBruins https://t.co/2yQ9XGhEz5 pic.twitter.com/6b7DWlz874
— WEEI (@WEEI) May 17, 2023
Take it from me, it can be difficult to diagnose a broken bone in one’s foot by x-ray alone. I was discharged from our local “You’re Going to Die” Hospital with what was the equivalent of this
Which is basically as good a diagnosis as one can get at this particular hospital. Did I mention this was after a cabinet full of tomato cans fell on my foot? There was a visible dent for a long time afterward.
Anyway, there are really 4 angles at which they can take the image needed and they can tell anything from certain views because bones tend to pile up on each other. This is how an MRI might be a better diagnostic tool but it’s unlikely they’d do that after someone blocked a shot off their foot. Even though feet are vital for walking and playing hockey (in most cases), trainers are likely just going to put the guy in a walking boot, tell him to elevate and ice, and stay off it as much as possible. And players are going to be as dumb as possible, insisting they can play through it.
Hampus Lindholm was tight-lipped with the Boston media but less so with the Swedish outlet that he sent a text to. Don’t worry, I Google Translated the important bit for you from Hampus Lindholm.
– I found out this morning that I have been playing with a fracture in one foot for the past month, so I unfortunately had to turn down the WC game earlier today, Hampus greets in a text message.
– I was really excited and it feels so sad to be able to represent Tre Kronor, especially when I feel so good in my own game. Sam Hallam also feels like a great person and coach. But unfortunately.
So he found out recently? You mean he had this injury for a couple of months now, huh? Well, the good thing is he only has about a month more before it stops hurting.
Excitement all around up here. My cohost is going to Montreal tomorrow for Pouzza Fest (a punk rock festival). My friend Maggie, Ryan, and Nickie are going to see Taylor Swift at Gillette tomorrow and then it’s my turn to head down for Polish Fest!
Backyard is crazy with birds! I put jelly out for catbirds and orioles, hummingbird feeders are out and busy, tree swallows are settling in to their birdhose, and there is crazy activity at the bird feeders with sunflower seed in them – grosbeaks, cardinals, blue jays, many more. Songbirds are returning, too. Don’t know if anyone has ever seen an indigo bunting, but they are spectacular! Jo is sitting by the fire, watching out the window. We put water out, too.
Ooooh. Wasn’t familiar with the species. Very pretty. I’m mostly not a bird person, but I do enjoy the ones which stand out.
I’ve never seen any of those! Unless your Blue Jays are the same as our Jays, which I doubt. How amazing to have them all in your garden.
We don’t get much variety out back. The odd Heron or buzzard maybe. The local fishponds are the place to go. Last weekend we saw four different species of duck and an adorable coot family. Will be checking in on them soon!
These are our Blue Jay species:
They are fairly common. I saw a couple of them yesterday.
Looks like they’re related to ours but colours are very different.
Blue Jays are handsome birds. Their colors can vary between individuals. To me they look like they’re wearing one of Pasta’s suits!
good use of personal experience to enhance the story. Were these cans in a store or at home? If at a store, are they liable? And if at home, what are you doing with so many tomato cans in your home?! Although, they are a good thing to buy in bulk.
I’m surprised there aren’t more Bruins in the Worlds. Zboril the only one I’ve spotted before. I’d have thought Frederic would be an obvious candidate. He strikes me as a player who is potentially better than the role he’s being used for in Boston. On the USA roster he’d be a top liner and could really showcase himself.
Not sure why more Bs aren’t involved in the worlds. Fatigue? More injuries that haven’t been revealed? Utter disappointment? I’d just as soon have them resting and recuperating.
So would I, although it’s not like Pasta to pass up an opportunity to represent Czechia.
I remember one year Ovechkin getting knocked out of the Playoffs, then racing back to Europe to play for Russia in the WC quarter-final and losing that too!
I kinda assumed since they were in England the weekend before the tournament started some of them would use that as a stop-off along the way.
I forgot the Bs came over. Yeah, practically there then.
The cans were in a cabinet in our basement. One that was originally intended for linen storage but got repurposed as a larder. I would have been liable because I ran out of screws appropriate for mounting kitchen cabinets, and used shorter ones for one of the cabinets, expecting the lighter workload of linen storage. The cabinets have since been remounted more durably.
Oh the whole cabinet came down? Ouch!
Yep. I was standing behind her and was able to catch the cabinet itself, but it was still tilted, and all of the 2L soda bottles and canned goods fell out.
Just after i put cabinets on the wall in the pantry, Jo started to fill them with, you guessed it, canned tomatoes. I saw the cabinet pulling away from the wall just in time. The cabinets were old and the backing stayed on the wall while the rest pulled away. She bought new cabinets.
This seems like the sort of thing one might notice in practice. “Hey, Lindy’s crossovers are sloppy.”
“Lindy’s getting outskated by Carlo again today.”
I’m not sure the resolution here – is benching Lindholm and pulling in Clifton the answer? Is injured Lindholm still a better option? Maybe giving Lindholm protected minutes would have helped. I know watching him get beat to free pucks by the likes of Bennet & Barkov gave me fits. (When a guy like Duclair beats a D-man, well speed kills sometimes, but the D should have no problem beating a comparable skater when he’s already in the neutral zone)
According to report, Hampus Limphome was injured March 11th vs the Red Wings. I know GH’s injury was more severe – tomato cans are heavy. Falling tomato cans… ouch. Yes, those fractures can be hard to detect.. Still, you’d think the Bs would have erred on the side of caution with their then Norris Trophy long shot. Ah well, spilled milk now.
ECF starts tonight. I’m still trying to figure out which team is dislike more. Should be a great game none the less.
27° f this morning! Colder than my reception at my ex’s house! I’m hoping that’s the last frost, but you never can tell in New England
Oh crap. I hope it didn’t get that cold here last night!
I remember the tomato cans incident. When the injury turns black right away, you just know there’s a fracture. Yet they put her into some discount orthopedic sandal and told her to take ibuprophin. And the hospital won’t actually tell you directly what is going on – the doctor tells you one thing, but the discharge paperwork tells you something else, and you’re left wondering what just happened. We don’t go to that emergency room any more.
I fractured my fibula a bunch of years ago. Doctor looked at the xrays and told me it was just a bad bruise. After three weeks of no improvement, i went back. The doctor stuck to her story, but after she left the room the PA showed me the xray and pointed out the fracture. By then nothing could be done about it. I’ve had enough bad experiences with doctors. I’ll stick to the “apple a day” method.
Phone call recently from my mom’s doctor after a lung xray:
“Your lungs look good but did you know you had a broken collar bone?”
She fell off her horse back in February but never noticed any pain!
Hah! I remember hitting my thumb with a hammer once, and noticing it was still sensitive 2 weeks later. “Huh, maybe I should get a splint?” :facepalm:
Wow! Collar bones are extremely painful when broken. Satanmom must be tough.
My arms got sunburned from siting in the garden yesterday morning. They were bright red last night but back to pasty white this morning, as usual with me!
I’m wearing long johns, have a sweatshirt on. Thankfully, it will warm up quickly today… i’m told.