Glen Abbey Physiotherapy Oakville talks Olympics:
Monday afternoon when Steven Stamkos fractured his Tibia, more than the 2000 Tampa Bay Lightning fans felt their stomach drop. Team Canada’s second best player is now an “unlikely” for the Sochi Olympics in 2014 means a gut check for not only the Olympic roster but the country of Canada itself.
This type of injury to an average human being would require painful surgery and 4 to 6 months of rehab to restore proper bio-mechanical function. Physiotherapy treatment will definitely be needed. Surgical intervention of the broken tibia will involve 6 – 8 screws/pins and 1- 2 metal brackets to repair the damaged bone. Its safe to say – it going to be a lengthy recovery process.
But this is Steve Stamkos. Gary Roberts’ pride and joy over at Gary Roberts High Performance Centre. Stamkos like an average human being will require surgery, but do to his impeccable off season training his healing time should be greatly diminished from that of the average person.
The staff at Glen Abbey Physiotherapy wish him the best of luck and have him penciled in to play alongside Ryan Getzlaf and Corry Perry in Russia in early 2014. GO TEAM CANADA!