Team Sweden and Detroit Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg may have just seen his 2014 Olympic experience end as quickly as it began as reports have begun to surface that the start forward will miss the remainder of the tournament due to a herniated disk suffered in Sweden’s Olympic-opening win against the Czech Republic.
Though the official reports state that Zetterberg is day-to-day with the back injury, rumors are running rampant that Zetterberg is in fact done for the tournament.
The team’s doctor, Bjorn Waldeback, said that Zetterberg could still play against Switzerland on Friday.
“We will [make the] decision [Friday] and see how he feels and how he adjusts to anti-inflammatory treatment and rest,” Waldeback said.
The status of Zetterberg is sure to be a large discussion topic among members of the Detroit Red Wings as the team is currently in the middle of a major fight for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. It’s safe to say that the collective breath is being held by Red Wings fans worldwide.
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