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03-07-2013, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by IAMREALITY View Post
So nothing today yet on Staal at all? I know there's a lot of good vibes going on in this thread from the news yesterday, but we still have almost no info to go on as to how long he may be out. And has there been any confirmation on the statement (in a post on previous page) that he had blood in the back of the eye? The post said that was normal, but it's not. Blood in the back of the eye means there is some pretty significant eye trauma. Sure, he could eventually be 100% and sure, that doesn't have to require surgery, but it most certainly means there is trauma directly to the eye, and it could quite possibly take a very long time to heal. Now granted, I'm ecstatic at the reports of him not having any permanent damage. That's what matters first and foremost. But that's the only info we've got right? But from what I've gathered so far we still don't know if he will be out only a matter of a few weeks or if this could drag on throughout the rest of the season and then some.

I'm just anxious I guess, as we all are. Figured we'd hear more by now is all. He was playing his best and was fired up. I'm just hoping he feels better and heals quickly and gets back on the ice where we need him, and this whole incident just goes away.
I'm the one that posted the bolded part, after hearing it on TSN 690 yesterday. Pierre McGuire has a daily appearance on the show at 5:05PM, where he talks about NHL topics of the day. He mentioned that he had spoken to Bobby Orr (Marc's agent) the morning after, and he told him that there was a lot of swelling and that there was blood in the back of the eye, which was normal.
As I said, I'm no doctor, but it sounds like he'll be away for weeks...I just hope he recovers fully soon.
What's really terrible, besides Marc's injury of course, is the lack of info gathered by the media, and relayed to the public. I also said yesterday, that we would find out more about the extent of the injury from outside sources like his brothers and the Canadian media, because let's face, hockey is not a primary sport in NY.

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