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12-14-2011, 05:55 PM
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I know this is the knee-jerk reaction when guys get hurt in a season like this, but sitting out when you're healthy isn't all that great for a hockey player, either.
He should be healthy, fit and mentally prepared before he comes back, but once he gets to that point, there's no benefit to taking any *more* time off, and there is a point where it hurts him to just be sitting around. I think in times like these we just have to trust the player and the doctors to do the right thing, and sit back and enjoy the freakshow that is the 2010-11 Hurricanes.
That's the problem with concussions, though. Using Crosby as an example, everyone in Pittsburgh kept saying that he wouldn't return until he was good as new. He was 100% cleared to play by both his doctors and himself a few weeks ago. Now who knows what will happen with him?
I don't know. There's just no right answers with this disaster of a season. I just want to be able to salvage something from the flaming wreckage when all is said and done.
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