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Report: Jackets prospect Murray has torn labrum

Nov 21, 2012, 9:45 AM EDT

Ryan Murray AP

We told you the other night about Blue Jackets 2012 first-round pick Ryan Murray hurting his shoulder playing for his junior team. The update on how he’s doing doesn’t look promising.

Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports Murray may have a torn labrum in the shoulder. It’s unknown if he needs surgery to fix the tear, but if he does, he would miss up to four months of action.

“Surgery is not a certainty at this point,” Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson said. “We aren’t going to make a decision until Dr. (Larry) Watson is able to see him and examine him.”

If the NHL gets underway in the meantime, that would put Murray out of the Blue Jackets’ plans until at least March. Ouch. This kind of news makes you wonder who in the Jackets organization broke a few mirrors or walked under a ladder because this run of misfortune is astounding.

There is still the outside chance that Murray’s shoulder won’t need an operation, but having your top prospect getting hurt badly enough that it’s an option is less than optimal.

  1. bloominoctober - Nov 21, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    Am I the only one who read that headline wrong?

  2. lordfletcher - Nov 21, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    talk about a franchise (I mean fans) that can’t catch a break.. What’s next, no all-star game, no season and then bad luck in the ping pong ball post lockout lottery. Late top ten’ish pick. I hope things turn around for you guys, soon too

    -Wild fan

  3. rpiotr01 - Nov 21, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Wow, missing 4 months of being locked out will really suck. He’s too good of a player to rush back, however – I say hold him out until July and have him fresh and ready for next year’s lockout.

  4. mrchainbluelightning - Nov 21, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    I don’t know what to say to Ohio hockey fans. Honestly, WTF did your forefathers do in the past? You have some sorta Indian/Voodoo/Gypsee/White man from town curse that is specifically is targeting your sporting pleasure.

    I’ll bring up how bad the Nords were in the late 80′s. 12 and 16 wins in 89-90 and 90-91 bad. So bad that winning 4 more games the following year for an even 20 doesn’t look so bad when compared to that 12 win mark.
    You’re team isn’t that bad, you just gotta hold onto it and support it so it doesn’t become the Nords and go onto Glory in some other city who never paid the price.

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