NEW YORK - JANUARY 25: Ryan Callahan #24 of the New York Rangers skates against the Pittsburgh Penguins skates against on January 25, 2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Penguins defeated the Rangers 4-2. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
After hearing the news that Ryan Callahan will only miss 10 - 14 days with a shoulder subluxation, Rangers Nation exploded into obvious rejoice. However, there was one person who sent out a word of caution...
Quick warning ... though it's probably uncommon, another NYR captain, Barry Beck, had his career wrecked by recurring shoulder subluxations
— Rangers Report (@rangersreport) January 30, 2013
...geez, thanks for the buzzkill Carp.
...in all seriousness, Carp is 100% correct to be concerned. After the news broke I had numerous readers, who had suffered the same injury, contact me stating that a shoulder subluxation isn't anything to sneeze at and surgery could still be a real possibility as this kind of affliction could worsen over time, especially if Callahan returns too soon or takes a nasty hit to the same area.
...now obviously there are varying degrees of shoulder subluxations, so it doesn't automatically mean Callahan will have recurring issues. But from the way he reacted after Talbot wrenched his arm, I'm going to hold off on any further celebrations of yesterday's news until the Rangers captain is back on the ice hitting everything that moves.
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