Tim Connolly is Hurt

by Ryan

Actually, that’s pretty much it. That’s all we got. This is what I wrote last week about Timmy and his injuries.

Such is the life of Tim Connolly. Lindy Ruff called it a “bruised upper body” or some sort of vague, imaginary body part like that. (Someday I think Lindy is going to just start making up body parts. Like, “Teppo tweaked his Slobat, we’ll evaluate him in the morning” or “He’s got a bruised Moogelslep, he’s day to day”) For all we know he will take tomorrow off and play Friday. Maybe it’s another trip to the IR. Either way, it’s another hammer to the face of a player just starting to feel it once again.

Well, this is what we got:

The Buffalo Sabres announced that centerman Tim Connolly has an upper body musculoskeletal injury and will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis.

Any idea what that means?

The human musculoskeletal system is the organ system that gives humans the ability to physically move, by using the muscles and skeletal system. It consists of the muscular system and the human skeleton. Bones are connected to each other at the joints by ligaments or cartilage and skeletal muscle is attached to bones, usually by tendons. Cartilages help reduce friction in joints and supports bones.

Wow. Tim Connolly’s injury is so vague it affects his ENTIRE F@#KING BODY. Holy hell man, holy hell. The good news is that now I have time to work on a good Tim Connolly injury post, the bad news is that this injury could be anything from a concussion to a bruised “upper” toe. I’m just blown away by the audacity the team has to toss around the word “musculoskeletal” and expect us to go along with it. What a story.


  1. Becky

    Week to week instead of day to day? They should have traded him in that tiny window of opportunity.

  2. Zach

    At least they said it was upper body musculoskeletal injury. Therefore it only ranges from a concussion to a stomach cramp.

  3. dani

    It is that time of the month, Zach…

  4. amy

    They Sabres medical staff and PR peeps probably thought that they would confuse us simple folk by using a polysyllabic word like musculoskeletal to describe Timmy’s injury. I wonder how that’s working out for them…