Bad news for the Czechs. The crow must undergo surgery, his entry to the Olympics is in danger

Czech hockey forward Jakub Vrána from Detroit is due for shoulder surgery and is unlikely to play again this calendar year.

Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said the Prague native is on a four-month break. This seriously compromises Crow’s participation in the Beijing Winter Olympics, which begin on February 4.

Crow has had shoulder problems for a long time, he told this year’s World Championships in Riga that he had been suffering from injuries for about two years.

The 25-year-old forward was intent on finishing the next season despite the pain, but he worsened his injuries Sunday after about ten minutes of his first practice with the team for the new NHL.

“He had a few issues with that. He rehabilitated all summer and made it worse,” Detroit coach Blashill told

“Unfortunately, it was his first training. It could have happened after three weeks of the season. The operation is the last resort in the end. Jakub was hoping to be able to play the season with it, but unfortunately he cannot,” he said. ‘coach. lamented.

Crow arrived in Detroit in February this year, shortly before the Washington transfer deadline, with which he won the Stanley Cup in 2018. Letňany’s offspring from Prague managed to play 11 games for the Red Wings, at during which he scored eight goals and added three assists. In August, shortly before arbitration, he accepted a three-year contract in Detroit that will net him $ 15.75 million.

A great skater and quick shooter, Crow has played a total of 295 NHL games in Washington and Detroit, scoring 84 goals and 84 assists.

He has represented the Czech Republic at the last two world championships and had a great chance to compete in the February Olympics in Beijing, which NHL hockey players will return to after a hiatus in Pyongyang in 2018.

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