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11-25-2012, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by SaintPatrick33 View Post
An injury is an injury regardless of whether it's the brain or the ankle. Some players are more prone to concussions than other players. Crosby certainly seems to be. Lindros certainly was. How is that any different than, say, Peter Forsberg being more prone to foot injuries than other players? If you're hurt and can't play then you're injured, bottom line.
When the playoffs were on the line, Forsberg would go out there and skate through intense pain until his ankle was simply not capable of supporting his weight. We would like to think the majority of hockey players would do the same, because a wonky ankle is a small price to pay for immortality.

That doesn't compare to a concussion, where the standard is now that the player must be symptom-free before he's allowed to practice. It doesn't matter whether Sid wants to play or whether he is capable of playing. As long as his brain shows signs of damage, a phalanx of doctors, lawyers and insurance agents is going to ensure that he doesn't even get his feet inside a pair of skates.

So no, an injury is not an injury. Concussions are a different animal.

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