Colin Chaulk left the hospital Tuesday morning and went home. There is no timetable for his return, and no guarantee he'll be ready to go when he's eligible to come off the 30-day injured reserve list. He, and everyone else, has high hopes, but with something like MRSA, he'll be ready when he's ready and not before.
Here's how paranoid the hospitals are on this stuff: I had a doctors appointment at Lutheran on Monday and a copy of Saturday's paper which the original story was in was sitting in the lobby. That story was clipped out of the paper so nobody could read it.
New skates have been ordered, too, but Chaulk still swears he won't wear socks. He wears two layers of pantyhose-type material instead, saying he can feel his feet slipping when he wears socks.
So here's a question for all of you: Anyone who plays, do you wear socks? How much difference does that make?
As for Brandon Warner, he's had this hip problem for five years now and has tried to play through it. Last year he got a shot for it, and about a month ago he got another shot for it, but it didn't work. Now they are going to give him another kind of injection into his hip joint tomorrow. If that doesn't work, he'll have to have surgery which would likely keep him out until the playoffs.
He said he's sure trying to play through the injury has hurt his play, but with so many other injuries, he didn't feel he had any other choice and didn't want to put the team further behind on the roster.
"I got an MRI on Monday and they happened to find almost like a bone spur," Warner said. "It's called femeroacetabular impingement, which is pinching the labrum up against two bones. It could be fraying the labrum, but only way to find out is through surgery. I know I have to have surgery, but it's a question of when. They are hoping this injection tomorrow and maybe a little medication will know this down so I can survive the rest of the season and have surgery this summer. I'm not sure how well it's going to work."
So here's a question to some of the oldtimers out there: Do you ever remember a season where there have been this many injuries? I can't over 20 years, though 96-97 probably came the closest.