Thread: Injury Report: 2012-2013 Injury Thread
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02-06-2013, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Varly View Post
I want them to say the severity of the injury

Wayne Simmons is concussed and the gm said its not a serious concussion

thats all i want is to know the severity

is this a week or two injury or a month or two
Holmgren likely has no earthly idea how serious Simmonds' concussion is. That's just lip service.

Again, there is NO TIMETABLE on how long or how short a time a player recovers from a concussion. Severity has nothing to do with it, unless it's career threatening/ending like Pronger's. No medical staff on the planet can tell you if a person suffering from a concussion will suddenly wake up a month from now and be symptom-free. Or two months. Or a year. There's no way to tell. All they can do is monitor the symptoms until they go away. After that happens and the player has practiced a bit, they can put a timetable on the player's return. This isn't like a knee sprain or muscle tear. This is a brain injury, and it behaves completely different than an injury of the body.

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