Originally Posted by REDREAD
Yep, I can't remember a time in recent history when a player got hurt and they just came out and said "We are going to rest him and see what happens, but it's probably going to result in surgery". It's always day to day, false hope that the player will be back in a couple days, then a couple weeks,etc. My guess is they don't want to risk hurting ticket sales.
So, when someone gets hurt, you expect them to perform surgery right away, even if rest and rehab could solve the problem? Surgery is always
a last resort. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't but they always try to do whatever they can before they operate.
As for hurting ticket sales, I'm not sure that's possible.