Dr. Millett explained the type of surgery performed:
“It’s like removing the front of a golf tee. The ball falls more easily. Over time, we have learned that in such cases, the bone must be restored to restore stability. When there is dislocation, it means that the ball comes out of the socket and, if this happens violently or repetitively, the socket bone can be partially eroded.”
Without explaining the details of Cole’s specific surgery, Dr. Millett reports that the surgical intervention was executed flawlessly., without concern.
If everything goes according to plan with his Cole’s recovery, he should be fully prepared for next hockey season.
Dr. Millett said he spoke with Cole recently, and the young American shows a lot of optimism: “He is looking forward to returning to the game and he is excited for next season,” said Dr. Millett, “He doesn’t feel any pain and his rehabilitation is going well. He works hard. He will be a threat in the future, that’s for sure!”
For now, Cole would like to be on the ice, but it’s important for him to complete his rehab and physical therapy which will make him stronger and hopefully, better than ever.