September 11 2011 07:08PM
This is Oscar Klefbom. He's hurt--again!
The last time the Oilers had a pick this injury prone in the months after the draft it was Marc Pouliot. Oscar Klefbom was injured after 5 pre-season games in the SEL He went 5gp, 0-1-1 E before sustaining an injury. A brilliant Swedish blog gives us the news:
Klefbom was unlucky enough to get cut on his thigh by an ice skate, the wound was sewn with ten stitches, and when the stitches were removed there was an infection. Now Klefbom is on penicillin which also prohibits him from playing.
That was at the beginning of the month, and the good news had to be that it wasn't serious and wouldn't really impact his season. WELL, we have another injury. VARMLAND GATE reported the following on Thursday:
- Färjestads Oscar Klefbom were injured during the team's workout this morning. According to New Wermlands-magazine online edition, he was tackled, dropped his helmet and hit his head on the ice.FBK's physiotherapist Mattias Hell says the NWT that it may take up to two days before we can determine if he sustained a concussion. According to Matthias Hell will Klefbom receiving shaft cover on the chin at the rigging and then lost his helmet before he hit the ice.
Great. Just great.
Marc Pouliot started his injury career with broken bones and concussions, and eventually graduated to "pubis" difficulties. Is this what we can expect from Oscar? What does Klefbom mean anyway?
All kidding aside, the biggest hurdle for defensemen is injury. The early injury was one thing but a concussion is an entirely different matter. It's a story worth following.
UPDATE: Our friend dohfOs has an update on the situation: