Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE
It's been a rough week for St. Louis athletes, with Chris Carpenter's career probably ending and now Jamie Langenbrunner's.
On a younger athlete, a torn labrum wouldn't be a cause to quit. An extended stay in the press box for recovery, yes, but not the end of a career. Unfortunately, Jamie Langenbrunner isn't young. The Blues released news today that the 37 year old will have to undergo surgery for a torn labrum in his left hip, and will be out for six months or more. Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch connected the dots, which are more than obvious: this is probably it for Langenbrunner.
"Not exactly the way you envision things," Langenbrunner said. "You battle through the lockout, try to get yourself ready to go and then obviously the body didn’t cooperate. But it’s something hopefully you get taken care of, hopefully you feel that much better and you’re able to try going at it next year."
"It kind of went numb after the game, my leg went numb," Langenbrunner said. "It was hurting, so I got to a point where I couldn’t handle it, the discomfort, anymore. I’ll sit with (the doctors) and make a final determination, but it’s pretty certain."
The forward has just an assist on the year, but has been recognized as a stabilizing force in the locker room, and God knows that the Blues could stand one of those right now.