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Dec. 20 update: Giroux (concussion) could return Dec. 21; medically cleared to play
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12-13-2011, 12:49 PM
C`est La Vie
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Deptford, NJ
Originally Posted by
The problem is when you play a contact sport for so long,
you might get your "bell rung" and just shake it off, not think about it. I probably had several minor concussions over the last 15 years playing goal and not known it. The last one, I knew it, and had PCS for 3 months and nothing showed up on MRI. Nobody really knows with concussions. Especially the cumulative effects of them. Giroux had one previously from a corey perry elbow and was out only 10 days or so. Even if the league made concussions like a mandatory 20 days on LTIR, it may not be enough. Look how careful they were with crosby, and he still had another one.
I also have a shorter temper now, so if prongs gets back, maybe he'll be angry prongs all the time.
I actually saw something on soccer that said the cumulative effects of heading the ball over a long period of time could have the same effect on your brain as multiple concussions.
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