Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Dominik Shine out indefinitely with knee injury

This afternoon on radio station 93.7 FM "The Ticket," Stars head coach Chad Johnson gave us the news that we were dreading.

Alternate captain and forward Dominik Shine, who was injured this past Saturday in the game against the Sioux City Musketeers, tore the MCL and damaged the PCL ligaments in his knee.  This will require surgery, which will take place this Friday, according to Johnson.

Johnson mentioned on air that Shine would be lost for 8 weeks, but I have a feeling it could be for a lot longer than that.  I have been told by someone close to Dominik that he expects to make a 100% recovery.

Just last month, I tore my MCL and PCL ligaments in my left knee, so I have a pretty good idea of what Dom is going through right now.  My ortho doc has yet to decide if I need surgery, so I may luck out there.  In the meantime I've been doing a lot of physical therapy.

Regardless, it will be a long road back for Dominik.  Lots of physical therapy.  The leg will get atrophied and lose most of its strength.  A month and five days after my injury, I'm still using a leg brace, but down to one crutch.  I've broken my ankle playing hockey, and fractured my kneecap, but the pain I experienced with a torn MCL and PCL was ten times as bad as anything else I've done.  It's not something I'd wish on anyone.

Wishing Dominik a speedy recovery.


BellTolls said...

8 weeks sounds extremely optimistic to me, but I'm no doctor.

nopuckluck said...

Wishing Dom a speedy recovery! Any ideas on what will happen to the roster during this injury?

Yeti said...

I assume Shine will be put on the 90 IR, and then be evaluated in three months. In the meantime, the Stars will have an extra spot in the roster. There are a number of extra players still in town, so one of those players will take his spot. Stars have scratched 5-6 players the last few games, so there are plenty of extra bodies.

MacAttack said...

Jon Grebosky is already on the 45 day IR.

maybe the reason they are saying 8 weeks is because Dominik is in such great shape and they figure he will recover faster. I am sure that Corey will have him rehabbing that knee as soon as he is out of surgery. it's really too bad as Dominik was playing really well.