Saturday, December 20, 2008

Bozak Will Be Out 3-4 Months

The message board rumor about Tyler Bozak's longer recovery time turned out to be correct.

According to Eric Bacher's Blog at DenverPioneers.com, Bozak's meniscus had to be repaired yesterday during surgery. He will be out of action for three to four months.

According to Coach Gwozdecky, Denver is hoping that Bozak returns for the playoffs. The coaches will now have the unenviable task of retooling DU's offense without its most dynamic and versatile weapon.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

There are many, many factors in regards to a persons recovery time. Including how severe the tear is, age of the person, physical conditioning of the person, quality of the surgeon, etc...

3-4 months is the longer-term recovery period, generally reserved for people older and less out of shape than Tyler Bozak.

I wouldn't put much faith in a message board rumor.

Anonymous said...

Are there any reports as to whether the meniscus was repaired or removed?

With a removal, the return is much quicker.

Anonymous said...

Your return to sports will depend on the extent of damage and the procedure performed on your knee. In general, you will be allowed to return to sports in one to two months after surgery. If a meniscus repair is performed, sports may be limited for the first three months. You must have good motion, strength, and control of your knee. How quickly you return to sports depends on several factors, including: 1) your own rate of healing; 2) the damage found at surgery; 3) if you have any complications; 4) how well you follow the post-operative instructions; 5) how hard you work in rehabilitation.

pesimisticfan said...

I figured that, I knew someone that had that surgery while playing in boarding school and they were done for the season. My guess is Bozak will return next year though.

Anonymous said...

To be witnessed:

Mannino Saves is a TOOL

MagnessMan said...

I hope this is wrong! We should know for sure by Monday. We need him in the second half.

Chelsea said...

On the hockey blog on denverpioneers.com, Eric Bacher states that Bozak had his meniscus repaired and is hopefully looking to return for the post season. The article can be found at denverpioneers.com then under blogs. It's the official site so it is legit.

dggoddard said...

Thanks Chelsea. :-)

Gandalf The Red said...

Sorry to hear this DU fans. Bozak is my favorite player not in Cardinal and White. Here is hoping for a speedy recovery, never want to see a great player sitting the pines because of injury, unless they are a gopher.

Chelsea said...

You're welcome DG, keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

I'd expect to see a lot more of Maiani on the top line, Vossberg and Glasser getting more time on the second and third shifts in the coming months. This injury hurts us, but we've got a lot of depth. Steven Cunningham may get some more looks, as well.

Jordan said...

The depth is good, no doubt. Thats something that will help us down the stretch in the 2nd half, a time when we took a nosedive the past few seasons. But as far as line predictions go, with Gwoz's strategies there's not a whole lot of point in guessing- sometimes he makes changes that make you really confused but end up working really well. Hopefully we get some pleasant surprises to even out this bummer.

dggoddard said...

Here's hoping for a speedy recovery. DU is sure going to need it. Thankfully the great start that Bozak helped provide will give DU a little bit of a cushion in the second half. You'd hate to be in CC's postion and have something like this happen.

Bozak made everyone around him better. No one will miss him more than The Goal Czar.

DU shouldn't expect him back for the playoffs either IMO. When you have an injury like this, he may get better exactly on schedule or there can be complications. Plus it may be too risky for his future career to come back before signing the contract. Finally if he does come back, he may not be the same player right out of the box.

DU needs to refocus without him and if he comes back before the playoffs or in the playoffs its a bonus.

Matt Trick will probably see the biggest upgrade in playing time due to this.

Pioneers04 said...

Perhaps he can be this years Connor James, returning for Frozen Four Glory.

However this can be summed up in two words given the season

Bah Humbug!!!

Anonymous said...

hahahah - Sucks for you DU fans! This made my day!

Your team has no chance without your Candian blood. That's what you get for being anti-american!

Anonymous said...

5:05....you're quite the mature one. When's the last time you got laid?

MeanEgirl said...

Get well soon, Bozie. :( My fantasy team needs you! Even though you TOTALLY sucked it up against MTU.

MagnessMan said...

I'm wondering how this will impact his move to the pro's. We may have seen his last game as a Pioneer.

I hope the recovery goes smoothly.