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Joe Sakic Out Six (More) Weeks


Per the Denver Post, we won't be seeing Super Joe around again for a while---at least six weeks:

Sakic will take the time to get treatment for a herniated disc in his back. He suffered the injury early in a Nov. 28 game against the Coyotes in Phoenix. He was sent to the locker room and didn't return.

And you thought it was just a muscle strain.  Not when you're a member of the Colorado Avalanche!  No sir, they don't settle for minor injuries.  No, when a player complains of a sprained back muscle or a twisted ankle, the crack Avalanche medical and training staff get right to work, ensuring that simple scrapes and bruises become major medical catastrophes almost overnight.  Need a complete misdiagnosis?  They can do that too!  Prefer a career-threatening physical collapse?  Coming right up!

There's really no limit to the amount of damage the Avalanche medical and training staff can wreak on a hockey player's body.  It's a wonder any of those guys can still skate at all.

And, in all seriousness, I bet Super Joe is getting pretty tired of hearing the word "hernia."

Hat tip to Selanne for the heads-up.