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Michal Rozsival knows a thing or two about having a torn labrum in the hip. The Rangers’ defenseman played with the injury for the entire 2007-2008 season, then had surgery to correct it during the offseason. The procedure was done by Dr. Marc Philippon, the same guy taking care of A-Rod. “It’s one of the joints with the most pressure if the whole body on that joint so you have to be real careful with it in recovery,” Rozsival said. “The usual time is four to six months.”  Rozy admits to still feeling the occasional twinge once in a while, but says it isn’t painful. Now, obviously hockey is more physical sport, but they don’t play every day. If nothing else, this is a filler post gives us an example of a New York area athlete overcoming the injury currently staring down the Yanks’ best player.

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  • MJ

    Best of luck to Alex’s health!

    Looking forward to seeing him in Kansas City at the start of the season!

    May the Dominican Republic survive by their pitching! Pedro and Marmol sure filled up there stat sheet.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    The similarities between hockey and baseball continue to astound me…

    (consider how goals are like home runs, assists like RBI, GAA like ERA, crazy high ticket prices, an influx of foreign-born players, a relatively well developed farm system…)

    And holy crap TO signed with the bills

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      *will sign.

      • UWS

        Hasn’t that franchise suffered enough?

        • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

          That’s what you’d like to think.

  • MJ

    Wow, bad career move for TO.

    • Mike Pop

      Only team that would take him. It’s 6.5 million dollars, not a bad career move at all.

  • Ricochet

    This article is awful and ill informed as they make it to be black and white. I’m an old man as a 30 year old from all the injuries I’ve toughed out over the years and one of them is a torm labrum of the hip.

    I’ve lived with my labrum tear as it is only a nagging injury but that’s because where there tear is. It can easily be a career ender depending where the tear is.

    So my, Rozsival’s and Arod’s labrum tear on paper might be the same but in reality there can and most likely very different.