Lemieux’s Hip Still Hurting

So Mario Lemieux is out indefinitely.
His hip is still bothering him.
Isn’t it time for Lemieux to hang up his skates? Is he ever going to be able to give Pittsburgh a full season?
Lemieux is one of the greatest players of all time. You can’d deny that. But you also can’t deny that his $5 million salary might be better spent. How can Lemieux tell the people of Pittsburgh that the club has no money to retain any of its stars, when he’s collecting $5 million to heal? It’s not fair to the club or to the fans.
Lemieux was amazing. But as owner, he needs to either cut his salary or hang up his skates.
It’s harsh, but sometimes owners have to be harsh.