Kyle Chipchurra - Out for season (ruptured Achilles)

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  1. VO #23

    VO #23 Registered User

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    Apparently Chipchurra ruptured his Achilles tendon during practice this afternoon and will be having surgery right away. He's done for the year though.

    Source: Prince Albert affiliate of CTV News
     
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    Injury prone?
     
  3. Dave is a killer

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    Radulov pick looking better after each day passes
     
  4. SedinFan*

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    Oh that really, really blows.
     
  5. CH Wizard

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    What a bad news.If he wouldn't be injure I am sure He would still be in the top 10 in points in the WHL at the end of the seasom.
     
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    Don't be so sure. A ruptured achilles will probably heal with time. A failure to bring your best every night is an illness that some players never shake. ;)
     
  7. Dave is a killer

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    like Kovalev? ;)
     
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    yes. like kovalev. then again, radulov does not have kovalev's skill.
     
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    of course he doesn't because he's not a Canadien prospect :D :shakehead
     
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    Where does Kovalev fit into all this? :troll: oh wait I know, troll.

    As for Chips, hopefully he will be all right and make a full recovery.
     
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    owwwwwwwwwwwch.

    I can't imagine how badly that had to hurt.
     
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    Any confirmation?


    If it really is true, then that really does suck.
     
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    man, Prince Albert is going to really suck now.
     
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    Actually according to Jon Jansen (Redskins O Linemen) it doesnt hurt at all. Since its a tendon and not a muscle...you dont really feel much pain just cant walk or skate for that matter.
     
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    Here we go again. you're just making yourself look bad. Fact is Kovalev is a prooven NHL All-Star who has finished a season in the NHL's top 10 scorers.

    Radulov's been drafted 11th overall in a sub-average draft. Yeay. When he finishes in the top 10 in NHL scoring, then you will have a case.
     
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    You know I can't find anything on the Raiders' website or the WHL website about this injury...
     
  17. VO #23

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    Apparently it just happened this afternoon. I found it on another board, and someone claimed that the local CTV affiliate was carrying the story.
     
  18. Jason MacIsaac

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    Thats too bad......he had a good shot at Team Canada with the start he had. Leaves an opening on the 3rd/4th line.
     
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    Say that to my father.
    3 month without working and his tendon still hurt him.
    He broke his tendon the 29 of august this year.
    Trust me, this **** hurt.
     
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    Coming from an anatomy buff I don't like the sound of this.

    This is a pretty severe injury for a hockey player. All the main muscles in the calf insert on the achillies, then insert on the bottom heel of the foot (aka calcaneous). With a ruptured achilles tendon the ankle flexion (aka plantar flexion) is drastically reduced or even completly eliminated. As we all know this is a motion that hockey players depend on to "push off." Sure they can sew it back together but tendons are avascular (aren't supplied blood) so healing takes a lot of time and reoccuring injuries are likely.

    I like Chipper and hope he recovers promptly. I was one of the guys who thought teams were nuts for letting him drop out of the top 10 but I guess the crystal ball was working that day. I'm not implying his career is over, far from it, but he is looking like a band-aid so far.

    Any details on exactly what happened in practice? It's not easy to rupture a tendon, takes a lot of force.

    thx
     
  21. FlyersFan10*

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    Selanne was never the same player after the Achilles. His was severed. Don't kid yourself, that's a serious, serious injury.
     
  22. Freaky Habs Fan

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    Euh, no...It's not like if he was having many knee injury or something like that. A tough player can have an injury to the Achille tendon...
     
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    Well at Chipchura's age it might heal and he can go back on the ice. This thread makes me cringe just reading everyone's experiences with a ruptured Achilles tendon.
     
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    alright, conceding that SNA's comment was perhaps a bit unnecessary\trollish in nature...you're not going to convince me or many that chipchura is a stronger prospect than radulov.

    and by the way...I'm not sure where you're getting that Radulov doesn't "show up" every night, because even when he's not on the score sheet, he ALWAYS leads the Remparts in shots, and everything I've heard suggests just the opposite of what you said...that the thing that sometimes stunts him is that he tries TOO hard, rather than relaxing and letting it happen. And who are you to say that he doesn't have Kovalev's skill? Many think that Radulov was top 3 or 4(behind only the big ones) in skill, from last year's draft...and he certainly made an impression upon everyone at the QMJHL\Russia challenge game. Just because SNA made a somewhat questionable comment..is no reason to undermine a VERY solid prospect that might even have top scoring potential.
     
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    Radulov and Kovalev: not the same category. Kovalev scored a highlight reel goal at the World Cup. Radulov is at the WJC level. A fine prospect, I liker him plenty. But a slippery winger does not necessarily make an NHL superstar.

    Give the kid some time before putting himin the same league.
     
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