NHL superstar netminder Pekka Rinne spoke to Urheilulehti, a magazine in Finland, about his hip surgery he had earlier this week. Rinne noticed something wasn't right with his hip on the plane back to Nashville after a 2-0 loss against the Minnesota Wild. After further evaluation Wednesday, it was found by doctors that Rinne had a bacterial infection in his hip that he had surgery on May 9. It is expected he will be out at least the next four weeks.
Among the things Rinne said in the article was, "It is very important to kill the bacteria from the hip, Because this kind of infection is very dangerous – it can derogat the joint inside the hip." Below is the English translation of what the Finn said.
"It started aching during the evening. I had a fever and my other leg Began to swell up. The next day I was sent to the operating surgeons. From there they took samples, and they were sent to a laboratory. They found a bacterial infection."
"I will be taking antibiotics for a while now. I have a cannulla in my arm for four weeks."
"I understand that injuries happen, but this has been the toughest bite to chew during my career mentally. As always after injuries, it takes hard work to get back to game shape and everything went well – and suddenly something like this happens. I'm obviously not the only player who has had setbacks with injuries, but I am really disappointed and its a tough one to swallow."
"The doctor said after the arthroscopic surgery, That everything looked good. The T\things that were repaired in surgery in May – everything looked the way it should."
"I do not know about the time table. First and foremost, we have to focus on getting the infection eliminated. I do not want to guess, but I hope things get better as soon as possible."