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Sport Henrik Zetterberg’s career over because of back injury, Red Wings GM says

18:05  14 september  2018
18:05  14 september  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Henrik Zetterberg's playing days are finished.

The 37-year-old Red Wings forward is being placed on long-term IR after he did not pass his physical, Detroit general manager Ken Holland told reporters Friday. Holland said Zetterberg has a degenerative back condition and his career is over.

"I think he wants to play, but he can't,” Holland said (via NHL.com).

Zetterberg underwent back surgery in 2014 but played 82 games in three straight seasons from 2015-18. He was second on the Red Wings with 56 points in 2017-18.

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Detroit coach Jeff Blashill told reporters in late August that Zetterberg hadn’t “really been able to train” in the offseason.

“He gutted it out for two months at the end of the year, and it was amazing to see,” Blashill said at the time (via ESPN). “But it's one thing to gut it out for two months; it's another thing when you haven't been able to train at all to be able to play an NHL season. I know it's been a real hard summer.”

Zetterberg was originally selected by Detroit in the seventh round of the 1999 draft. He made his NHL debut in 2002-03 and spent his entire 15-year career with the Red Wings.

"He's one of the greatest Red Wing players in history,” Holland said.

The winger played in 1,082 career games, tallied 960 points and won the Stanley Cup with Detroit in 2007-08. He also took home the Conn Smythe Trophy that season.

Jack Wilshere "very upset" after suffering latest injury .
Jack Wilshere is “very upset” after picking up yet another injury according to boss Maunel Pellegrini. The former Arsenal man’s career has been majorly hit by injuries over the years, and the midfielder is now facing more time on the sidelines with his latest knock. Wilshere is now facing up to six weeks on the sidelines after having surgery on an ankle problem. The midfielder missed last weeks win over Everton, having the surgery on the Monday after the win. West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini spoke about Wilshere’s injury ahead of the clash with Chelsea on Sunday, and said that the player was devastated with his latest injury. Pellegrini said, via TalkSPORT: “He was working so well that of course he was very upset about what happened.” “I spoke with him before he started the week. He felt the pain in his ankle.” “He is a player, who is maybe not too old, but he has a lot of experience with injuries. I hope he will know what is the best way to recover as soon as he can.” Wilshere is a recent arrival at the London Stadium, joining on a free transfer over the Summer from Arsenal.

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