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Adam Henrique might miss more than 4-6 weeks with thumb injury

Dec 1, 2012, 11:29 AM EDT

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It’s already bad enough there’s a lockout going on and New Jersey Devils young star Adam Henrique injured his thumb playing for the AHL Albany Devils, but his projected time missed of 4-6 weeks could turn out to go longer.

Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice spoke with Henrique and finds out it’s a similar injury a Devils teammate had that kept him out a while.

Henrique said “it’s actually the same injury” Devils center Jacob Josefson suffered two years ago.

Josefson ended up missing two and a half months and 30 games after he had surgery to repair the detached ligament in his right thumb.

That would be an absolute worst-case scenario for Henrique. I spoke with Josefson about the injury he had and he clarified a little bit about it.

“When I was out, maybe mine was a bit worse. They told me I was supposed to be out 10-12 weeks. I hope he recovers quickly.”

It makes sense for folks to worry about Henrique’s health, he’s a star at this point, but perhaps it’s better to wait and see how things go before getting nervous about his recovery time.

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