Watch Oscar Lindberg at practice as he works to comeback early
Oscar Lindberg had dual hip surgery back in May. The reported timeline for recovery then was 6 months, making his return date some time in November. Well, it looks like the kid may be back sooner than expected.
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) September 7, 2016
The Key to His Fast Healing
Back in July, NHL.com/sv Janne Bengsston reported that Oscar was under the care of a renowned doctor in Sweden that incorporates the foot positioning as part of the problem. As per Dr. Vesa Koskela in the article:
When I tested the Oscar’s feet, he could not lift the big toe. This in turn beat up against the hip joint. The error is the rigid big toe, it had influenced the upward and teased the entire structure. If not the knee, it becomes hip, says Koskela. Full reconstruction of the foot and up is like a house of cards – one supports the other…
Thanks to this Oscar said back in July that he felt a much earlier return was very likely.
In an video interview with Blueshirts United, Oscar can be seen skating rather smoothly. He also revealed that he’s been back on the ice for the last three weeks back in Sweden.
If Oscar Lindberg returns for opening night in October, the log jam at forward will now get even tighter. While I am certain the Rangers would have no issues sending down Nathan Gerbe or Josh Jooris and exposing them to waivers, a trade could simplify things.
Either way, it is good to see Oscar Lindberg ahead of schedule.