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Report: Parise (foot) might have a stress fracture

Dec 29, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT

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The details regarding Zach Parise‘s foot injury remain a little cloudy, but Sunday’s update from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s Michael Russo was far from positive. Russo hears that Parise has suffered a stress fracture, which would mean a recovery time of four-to-six weeks.

Well, for a normal human, at least.

This is far from a Minnesota Wild-official announcement, so it might be best to note Russo’s own phrasing:

Zach Parise continues to work hard off the ice but is not allowed to be on it. I don’t think we’re going to see him for awhile. I don’t know what awhile means, but I hear the latest MRI he had showed a fracture in his foot that didn’t show up the first time around.

Typically stress fractures take four to six weeks. Knowing Parise, it won’t take that long and this shouldn’t affect his Olympic status, but coach Mike Yeo has changed his tune the past few days and stopped calling it day-to-day.

It’s tough not to worry at least a little bit that such an injury might put the 29-year-old at risk for the Olympics, especially with the roster announcement coming up just a few days from now. After all, one may argue that Parise made this situation worse by (admirably) racing back weeks before he was expected to return back in November.

One thing we do know is that Parise is on the IR. The question of how long that will be is as unclear as it is important, both for the Wild and for the U.S. Olympic team.

  1. lordfletcher - Dec 29, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    Well, I’m ready to cry.

    Time to start in depth prospect research for the upcoming draft.

  2. 950003cups - Dec 29, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    That could be a loooong time to heal. Derek Jeter had one and it never fully healed. Bryce Salvador had one and was out since early October.

    That shot he took on the foot was no joke. Hands should roll for allowing him to play. It’s not up to the player. They ALWAYS wanna play. That’s the kind of screw up that should result in people losing their jobs. $98,000,000 invested in him and nobody was competent enough to have him sit for a few games?

    • helloname01 - Dec 30, 2013 at 2:39 AM

      I’ll one up you and suggest that heads should roll.

      Rolling hands is fairly 16th century, and normally reserved for petty theft.

      • 950003cups - Dec 30, 2013 at 9:37 AM

        I meant “heads”

  3. hardkor07mn - Dec 29, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    Son of a B@&?$

    • shamu1the1whale - Dec 30, 2013 at 12:51 AM

      My thoughts exactly!!! I really hope he can get better soon… We need him for Team USA!

  4. vstar1us - Dec 29, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    Well this only proves when you puts your eggs all in one basket you sometimes get burned!
    You can get some very,very good hockey players for 98 million.

    • credible316 - Dec 29, 2013 at 11:00 PM

      Oh I know man, I hate the fact that our owner opened his wallet and made the two of the biggest splashes in Minnesota FA history. Continued sell outs at the X, crazy merchandise sales, and a happy fan base. Wait…who’s the idiot?

  5. northstarnic - Dec 29, 2013 at 10:13 PM

    Eggs in one basket… Yeah, that’s a good one. Because guys like Suter, koivu, pomminville, Harding, brodin, etc are chopper liver. Try again.

  6. mp1131211 - Dec 30, 2013 at 12:36 AM

    Settle down. He’ll be back. It’s not like this is the Wild’s year anyway. And “heads should roll”?? Not exactly. You can’t predict when a “bruised foot” is going to become a “stressed fractured” one. If they MRI’d parise after the incident , guarantee they did- if they didn’t then heads should roll- and it wasn’t fractured, there is nothing a trainer can do. If the player says a bruise doesn’t hurt anymore, then that’s it. Nothing else holding him back.

  7. vstar1us - Dec 30, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    Northstarnic,

    I am a season ticket holders, and love the Wild but did a big screw up last night didn’t we. We were up 3 to 0 scored a goal for them then let them hang around and come back and beat the snot out of us. The Islanders are one of the worst teams in the NHL, and they came our house and embarrassed they hell out of us. So yes eggs in one basket is what I said and stick to it.

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