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Bode out until Wengen...

post #1 of 11
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The question is, why didn't he elect to get this surgery earlier this year when the problem first arose? Was golfing more important?

 

http://www.fis-ski.com/alpine-skiing/news-multimedia/news/article=bode-miller-out-due-back-surgery.html

post #2 of 11

As someone that plays through the pain of a middle aged back I can relate some.  He's got young kids in addition to his other hobbies doesn't he?  He's been married like two years to his current wife and probably just likes to put living life ahead of the ultimate career aspirations at his age.  He probably thought he might be able to work through the pain (kidding himself of course) then discovered he could not when he started the hard work on the snow.  Perhaps secretly he'd rather miss the early season than have missed summer with family.  

post #3 of 11

I was just going to post this.  Crazy stuff, eh? 

 

Here is another article, dated November 17th

 

http://skiracing.com/stories/bode-miller-undergoes-back-surgery-will-miss-beaver-creek/

 

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Bode Miller, who has been struggling with back pain since a crash at World Cup Finals last season, will undergo surgery today, according to reports from Kronen Zeitung, to relieve nerve pain caused by a herniated disc in his lower back. Miller attempted to rehab throughout the summer and then visited D. Müller-Wohlfahrt in Munich, while preparing for the opening World Cup in Soelden, Austria. Neither seemed to improve his pain, but he still remained optimistic for the season.

“After consultation with my medical team and coaches, I have decided to have outpatient back surgery today,” said Miller. “I am disappointed that I will miss some of the early season speed races, including Birds of Prey in Beaver Creek. But the procedure will alleviate the pain and discomfort I have been fighting in my back since World Cup Finals last year. Our expectation is that I will be able to train and race in January and be ready for World Championships here at home in February.”

post #4 of 11

Did you catch the picture of the disc material they cut out posted on his Instaram account ? http://instagram.com/p/vhvFizkDG_/

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Did you catch the picture of the disc material they cut out posted on his Instaram account ? http://instagram.com/p/vhvFizkDG_/


Holy crap!  That's interesting debris. :eek

post #6 of 11

Major bummer, but if you've got to wait to come back I think Wengen is a pretty awesome place to do it! I had the pleasure of skiing as much of the Lauberhorn course as was open to the public a few years back, although Bode will be too focused to enjoy it, Wengen is a really beautiful and scenic setting.

post #7 of 11

Wengen is one long DH to come back to. 

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Did you catch the picture of the disc material they cut out posted on his Instaram account ? http://instagram.com/p/vhvFizkDG_/

Anyone know why it's blue?  Does the color come from the irrigant?


Edited by chemist - 11/26/14 at 2:29pm
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Originally Posted by ZeroGravity View Post
 

Did you catch the picture of the disc material they cut out posted on his Instaram account ? http://instagram.com/p/vhvFizkDG_/

Anyone know why it's blue?  Does the color come from irrigant?


Here's an interesting article from Men's Health. 

http://www.menshealth.com/fitness/bode-miller-back?adbid=10154805819300207&adbpl=fb&adbpr=56916320206&cid=social_20141119_35903027

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 If you’re wondering why Miller’s crabmeat is blue, it doesn’t come out like that naturally. “The medical staff dyed it for some reason,” says McGill
post #10 of 11

If anyone thinks Bode chose the wrong time to do this, knowing Bode, he tried to ski through this like he has done for any other pain he has encountered in is career. To think he did this to miss part of the season, wrong, look at the work he put in last summer to get into the best shape he has ever been in so he could compete last season. When Bode wants something look out, HE WILL GET IT. The surgery was more than likely his last resort to eliminate the excruciating pain he must have been in. Wengen is Bode's race so what better choice to announce he is back in that Wengen?

Look at the "parts" that were floating around in him and look at the results he achieved with these spare parts in him, look out when he comes back.

post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by skienian View Post
 

If anyone thinks Bode chose the wrong time to do this, knowing Bode, he tried to ski through this like he has done for any other pain he has encountered in is career. To think he did this to miss part of the season, wrong, look at the work he put in last summer to get into the best shape he has ever been in so he could compete last season. When Bode wants something look out, HE WILL GET IT. The surgery was more than likely his last resort to eliminate the excruciating pain he must have been in. Wengen is Bode's race so what better choice to announce he is back in that Wengen?

Look at the "parts" that were floating around in him and look at the results he achieved with these spare parts in him, look out when he comes back.


Yeah, I think you want to be conservative if you can.  Operating should always be a last resort.  Try to work through it, physio etc..if it doesn't get better then you consider other options.  He probably thought he could rehab it into submission and simply couldn't.  Sometimes they go early when the problem is specific and known and relatively certain to fix, other times they go conservative and hope for the best.  If it had rehabbed ok and he competed well, this discussion would never happen.

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