New York Rangers; Scott Gomez is Using Acupuncture to Treat Stress Fracture
These are excerpts from the New York Post article – “RANGERS’ GOMEZ HAS STRESS FRACTURE ANKLE INJURY KEEPS CENTER SIDELINED”
By LARRY BROOKS
November 19, 2008
“Gomez, who will miss his fourth straight match tonight when the New York Rangers and Canucks meet at the Garden, learned the nature of his injury after undergoing an MRI exam on Nov. 7. The center then played two more games before finally yielding to both the pain he’d been playing through and a groin pull he suffered in attempting to adapt to skating with the injury.”
“Gomez has gone for acupuncture treatment. He did not skate this morning, but is expected to skate on his own tomorrow for the third time. If all goes well, he might practice with the team Friday.”
“Scotty said that the ankle feels a lot better today after the acupuncture,” Tom Renney said following this morning’s optional skate. “Jaromir [Jagr] went for acupuncture treatments a lot last year, too, and found it quite beneficial. “It’s fine with me. Going to a witch doctor is good with me if it gets Gomer back on the ice.”
The Rangers have gone 3-0 without Gomez in the lineup.