It was mostly his second surgery that was "botched"...He had his first surgery, played an entire year and then re-injured it. The team performed a second surgery but focused solely on his clavicle. Not ligament repair or anything. Tarasenko rehabbed and complained of the shoulder still feeling unstable but the team doctor said he was fine so he pushed through and came back, but only played a few games in the playoffs before going outside the org to have his shoulder looked at. That doctor told him he still had a significant shoulder injury that wasn't repaired and needed another surgery.Ozzies09tc wrote: Fri Jul 28, 2023 9:01 amwhile I know this to be the narrative, I've never put time into looking into this.Turk Sanderson wrote: Fri Jul 28, 2023 8:22 amThey botched his shoulder twice.., Brown and Crouppen probably rings his phone off the wall.MattyIce wrote: Fri Jul 28, 2023 7:10 am
Maybe... but I highly doubt the Blues would purposefully botch a shoulder surgery on their best scorer. Medical issues are not always cut and dry. And when you invest millions in a player, I could see why a team would want to use and trust their own doctors versus a player's doctor.
It was definitely a strange situation though. I don't necessarily blame either side really. I see both perspectives.
It's really odd to see all of these players with other teams - DP, ROR, Tank, Schwartz... And as much as last year was painful missing the playoffs, I think it was the best think that could have happened for this franchise. They went from a pretty depleted farm system to being pretty stacked. They could have probably treaded water for a few more years, but I'm pumped for the future. 3 years from now this roster could be really stacked.
I started googling things (using google chrome/google...maybe bing has different results?) but I can't find anything that shows how the surgery(ies) were "botched".
I understand he had to have the same surgery, 3 times, year after year, but the sport he plays in is VERY physical, the shoulder being a VERY used appendage and thus more susceptible to damage/abuse, but if a team is paying a player X million dollars a year, I understand the argument of "rushing them back" but on the flip side if I'm paying a player X million dollars a year I'd want them performing at what I'm paying them for.
TL;DR - were the surgeries really botched, was tarasenko rushed back after surgery, or is this a scape-goat for tank wanting out of stl bc he wasnt captain?
His third surgery was LaserJet surgery which is a highly successful surgery in preventing future injury/dislocations and has in his case. It's probably the belief if the Blues had just done that in the first place, the rest of the injuries and time missed wouldn't have happened.
I'm not sure how Tarasenko takes any blame in this. If this was happening to me in my personal life, I'd be seeking a new doctor as well.