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02-18-2013, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Blueshirt Believer View Post
If its a concussion, my guess is that it probably isn't a serious one. The helmet stayed on, and I think Powe was more dazed than anything else.
Concussions "come in all shapes and sizes" and affect everyone differently. Helmet or no helmet, the only thing that determines a mild from a severe concussion are the symptoms. You can still be knocked unconscious (indicative of a moderate to severe concussion) with a helmet on.

I knew he was concussed the moment the camera zoomed in on him and Jim Ramsay -- you can tell he was "out of it" and the fact he needed help off the ice was all but confirmatory. He might be fine in a couple of weeks or he might have post-concussion syndrome that side-lines him a lot longer like it did Crosby and Staal -- everyone's brain reacts (and heals) differently.

Hope he gets well soon, concussions are one of the worst injuries especially in sports.

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