Thread: Rick Nash
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02-22-2013, 10:36 PM
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Originally Posted by nevesis View Post
The Rangers policy is to not specify injuries. In the past, at the very least we were told whether it is 'upper body' or 'lower body'.

The Girardi injury last week was the first time I remember the team, and players not even discussing what it could be. Upper body? Lower body? Nothing.

PCS (Post-Concussion Syndrome) does not always show up right away. It can take days, even weeks. If that Lucic hit did cause a concussion, he could have started feeling symptoms a few days later. It might have actually made him feel physically sick (flu like symptoms). The warm-up, and subsequent Washington game could have been him wanting to tough it out, and do whats best for the team. Rick Nash is a tough dude, and a true hockey player. The guy is a warrior, he wants to do what is best for the team. It might not be the most intelligent move, but thats how competitive this guy is, which is a huge reason I love him as a player.

This type of injury isn't an exact science. It's not always easy to initially diagnose, and since that hit wasn't the type that Powe suffered, the medical staff could have not even noticed that it could have done damage. At that point, it comes down to the individual player coming up to a trainer or doctor and telling them they aren't feeling well.

It's all speculation at this point.

It could be his groin, it could be a concussion, it could be anything. Let's hope he's back ASAP.
During your google search did you find any teams that test concussions during warmup?

As HBNYC pointed out if this was a concussion why was Nash interviewed under the "heavy" lighting?

We don't even know if Nash was really sick and who said he had "flu like symptoms"? How do you know he didn't have a stomach flu?

You keep saying Nash could be toughing it out with no proof or ANY evidence that was the case. If you want to say Nash was hiding something in the Islander game ok. He obviously wasn't hiding any symptoms from the Rangers before, during, or after the Washington game....Right? The Rangers at that point would know there is a problem...right?

The Rangers don't disclose day to day injuries and haven't since Torts took over. Last week wasn't the first time the Rangers haven't disclosed an injury. Larry Brooks and the other writers have all voiced frustration with the Rangers team policy on injuries.

It's crazy to say "this type of injury" when we don't even know what the injury is.

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