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Report: Rinne says bacterial infection ‘very serious’

Oct 27, 2013, 4:01 PM EDT

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Pekka Rinne‘s bacterial infection that will keep him out for up to a month isn’t just a big deal for keeping him off the ice, but also for putting his health in danger.

Josh Cooper of The Tennessean shares a translated report from a Finnish magazine, Urheilulehti,  in which Rinne says the infection in his hip was deemed “very serious” and some of the details of how it came about may sound familiar.

“It started aching during the evening. I had a fever and my other leg began to swell up,” Rinne said. “The next day I was sent to the operating surgeons . From there they took samples, and they were sent to a laboratory. They found a bacterial infection.”

“I will be taking antibiotics for a while now. I have a cannula in my arm for four weeks.”

What Rinne is dealing with sounds eerily similar to what Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun has with his blood clot issue that put him on the shelf for 3-6 months. Fortunately for the Predators, Rinne is only slated to miss a month.

  1. hosewater2 - Oct 27, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    There is no similarity or symmetry here between Vokoun and Rinne. This blood clot vs infection. Rinne will get over this, it may take weeks to months of antibiotics, whereas Vokoun probably should be on anticoagulants indefinitely given his history of clots.

    • bhawksrule - Oct 27, 2013 at 4:36 PM

      Agree. It was a terrible comparison, shame on you Joe

    • esracerx46 - Oct 27, 2013 at 4:54 PM

      Goalie with a hip issue. Well why don’t we talk about Tim Thomas and Ray Emery too?

  2. flutieflakes - Oct 27, 2013 at 4:34 PM

    Honest Question. Could it be an STD? “infection in the pelvis” intense discomfort?

    • esracerx46 - Oct 27, 2013 at 4:50 PM

      I highly doubt its an STD. Rinne had surgery a few months ago. I think its Mich more plausible the infection stemmed from that. Hopefully for Rinne and the Predators, his surgery was not done by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers doctor. Staph infections are relatively common. But MRSA is one you don’t wish on your enemy. Good luck Pekka, hope we see you soon.

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  4. Iain - Oct 27, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    This sounds more like the issue Rob Gronkowski of the Patriots had with his forearm recently. There are some interesting articles about in relation to the infection he had following surgery.

  5. proudliberal85392 - Oct 27, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    flutieflakes: No. An honest, but dumb question.

  6. proudliberal85392 - Oct 27, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    Good luck, Pekka.

  7. vshehane - Oct 27, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    Good luck Pekka!

  8. pfhockey - Oct 27, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    Go Rinne!!! Get well soon!!

  9. capsfan19 - Oct 27, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    Damn… The league just isnt the same without him. Get well soon dude!

  10. icemancb - Oct 27, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    the comment “What Rinne is dealing with sounds eerily similar to what Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun has with his blood clot issue that put him on the shelf for 3-6 months. Fortunately for the Predators, Rinne is only slated to miss a month” is made with no understanding of medical pathology

    Vokoun has a deep venous clot

    Rinne has an infected joint or bone

    the pathology, treatment and risk of death is very different.

  11. kingcobraman - Oct 28, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    the curse of the big long term contract strikes again….

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