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06-14-2009, 10:53 AM
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look I said it was a hunch. Thats all. Am I wrong? Probably, but people blaming the training staff for every injury the Flyers get is a bit much too.
Are they at fault sometimes? sure. But to use them as a scapegoat for every groin pull, every muscle pull is a bit much. At some point the player as to take responsibilty to be in shape.
A groin pull has nothing to do with being in shape or not. I don't know how much the training staff had to do with this one (not much is my guess), but a groin pull is just an injury that takes a damn long time to heal, especially for a hockey player since hockey requires so much core strength and flexibility.
I think Briere was unlucky to get that abdominal injury and then may have rushed to come back (every player is going to want to come back early) and picked up the groin problem.
I think the onus is on the medical staff to keep Briere from coming back until he's 100% healthy, that's their frickin job. I find it at least suspicious that Briere got a clean bill of health from the staff and then picks up an extremely similar injury in his first or second game back.
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