Richards update..good news
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12-18-2011, 02:46 PM
Join Date: Jun 2011
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Concussion symptoms ... I don't want to be pessimistic but from last two seasons I got an impression, that once you get them you are done. Most players are never the same again and the symptoms will return much sooner than normal. What I mean is, that something which would present no problem for Kopitar, could potentially put Richards or Doughty on injured list for two weeks.
This is some serious **** and I really hope NHL has more luck with it in the future. Too many good players are sidelined. Many of them are among those, who play hockey hardest.
As a flyers fan, I thought Gagne was done for good when he was out with another concussion for a year. And yet he's still out there skating and scoring goals.
I still think it a bit of an overreaction from teams. Hits like this have been around for way longer than the last 10 years. I think the guys who get the **** knocked of them and end up unconscious should take it easy. But the minor concussion where just get knocked in the head and you feel a little woozy, that isn't that big of a deal.
And unfortunately what can the league do about it? Hockey is built around contact. I got a concussion playing hockey and the guy barely touched me. It's just impossible to regulate unless you outlaw all contact and give everyone great gazoo sized helmets.
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