Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Bozak Had MRI On Tuesday, Surgery Set For Fri.

From: College Hockey News

Denver sophomore forward Tyler Bozak will undergo arthroscopic surgery on Friday, Dec. 19 to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, DU head coach George Gwozdecky said. [read rest of article]

Mike Chamber's Talks To Bozak

Mike Chambers talked to Tyler Bozak and has the comments in his Denver Post Blog.

12 comments:

achsdu17 said...

I pray he's alright. I'd hate to see a good kid like him go down.

Anonymous said...

This sucks. Was the hit a cheap one?

Twister said...

This is a kick in the teeth. I don't know much about this type of injury but with a tear I'm assuming he'll be out a few weeks or so......

Anonymous said...

Just finished this surgery myself (Menisectomy) and I guarantee he'll be on the ice in 2 weeks tops.

Shram said...

6-8 weeks is the norm, for normal people. Depends on the damage, but i wouldn't think it would be that long.

Bummer Tyler, get well soon.

John said...

No it wasn't a cheap hit, just accidental knee-to-knee on saturday

puck swami said...

Based on his comments to Mike Chambers of the Denver Post, it sounds like he's going to be out for a while...

"I just want to be 100% for the playoffs"

This sounds like a potentially serious blow to the Pioneers.

du78 said...

Yet Gwoz's comments say he could be back for the Tech series on Jan. 9th. ?????? I wouldn't venture a guess because each case is different.

No reason to rush his return as Tyler needs to be 100% due to the risk of re-injury. I have seen several Islanders try to return too early this season only to go back on the shelf for a long period of time, i.e., DiPietro and Comrie amongst others.

puck swami said...

Where did Gwoz say he'd be back by Jan 9th?

dggoddard said...

Tomorrow's Denver Post

http://blogs.denverpost.com/sports/2008/12/16/bozak-needs-surgery-ruled-out-of-denver-cup/

du78 said...

From Chambers in the Denver Post

"DU coach George Gwozdecky said Bozak, who has 21 points in 18 games, will not play in the Jan. 2-3 Denver Cup against Holy Cross and either RPI or Boston University, but he could return Jan. 9 when the Pioneers resume Western Collegiate Hockey Association play against Michigan Tech."

Anonymous said...

Even if the Pioneers are without Bozak for a while, they've proven that they have plenty of depth to cover for him.