Friday, June 21, 2013

Winnipeg Jets Kane Has "Open Mouth Insert Foot" Week

Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane had a tough week, partly due to big mouth syndrome.
Not only was he blasted after making a homophobic tweet on Twitter, calling NBAer Chris Bosh a "fairy" he underwent surgery on his foot last week. Kane later deleted the post, but not before people lashed out at him. Officials spoke with Kane about the tweet and he will not be fined for the comment.
Kane had surgery last Thursday to relieve pressure from a nerve on his left foot. He told the Jets' website, "Kind of have to let that rest for about three to four weeks. Then hopefully start getting back on the ice pretty soon here, and that way I can stop feeling like I'm a house hockey player and kind of get back to being that player that I know I can be, so I'm looking forward to that."
He tweeted after surgery, "Just got out of surgery. Thanks to the doctors for taking great care of me here in Winnipeg and the @NHLJets training staff."
The left wing player also finished the season with a wrist injury in addition to the nerve damage to his left foot. During the season Kane was sidelined with knee and foot issues. The 22 year old had 17 goals, 16 assists, and 33 points for the Jets this season, playing in all 48 games. This was the first year in a six year contract Kane signed with the Jets just before the lockout last September.
"Fortunately, I'll be able to work out off the ice in terms of some upper body stuff, but I won't be able to do any lower body until about three to four weeks from now," Kane said. "When that happens, get back doing some leg press and some lower body exercises and getting back on the ice first and foremost is going to be fun for me."
"We thought we might need another surgery, but fortunately we didn't, and that was a good thing. Once we got my leg figured out and what was really wrong with it, we were able to go in and get that fixed," Kane said.
"Hopefully by the time training camp rolls around I'll be 100 percent."
Reference: NHL
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