As you probably know by now, Filip Zadina missed Sunday’s Czech Extraliga game with HC Ocelari Trinec due to an upper-body injury, and Trinec is estimating that Zadina will miss at least two weeks with the UBI.
In something of a “teaser” piece, iDNES.cz spoke with Zadina regarding his injury, and here’s a rough translation of the interview conducted by Jan Danek and Anton Zelenko:
Trinec must play without their star; Zadina is injured for at least a month
The hockey players of Trinec have to play for at least a month in the Extraliga without forward Filip Zadina. The Detroit forward was injured during upper-body training. “I wouldn’t do it any more,” said the young forward, who didn’t want to be more specific in his interview with MF DNES.
He was going to be one of the mainstays of the ambitious Steelworkers, at least until Detroit recalled him back overseas. But after a promising exhibition season, Filip Zadina is biting himself for not appearing on the ice this week. Right at the start of the Extraliga season, he was sidelined by an injury to his upper body, which he suffered during training.
“It annoys me,” says Zadina in an interview, which you may read in its entirety in Monday’s MF DNES. The son of assistant coach Marek Zadina, who works for Trinec, also adds that Detroit’s not worried about his health.
“They told me that there was still time before I leave for America. They mainly wished me well and that I could start training. Doctors say that the treatment may take four to six weeks. I just hope that the convalescence will be shorter, and that I will have time to play in the Extraliga,” wishes Zadina.
He denies that the injury happened due to negligence [the direct translation says “stupidity”], and it could not have been prevented. “I can’t train that way at all. It’s a pity. Also because I sat down with the boys, we did well as a line. Now I’ll be watching Trinec only from the stands,” says Zadina, regretfully.
Trinec won their first game of the season without Zadina. On Sunday they won at Karlovy Vary 5-2.