Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren was in a serious bike accident Monday in Avalon, N.J.
Sources said Holmgren, 55, was riding a bicycle and suffered broken ribs, a broken shoulder, and other injuries that required stitches. He was taken to Cooper Medical Center.
On Monday morning, Holmgren, through a Flyers spokesperson, said he was "sore, but in otherwise good spirits."
According to one officer at the Avalon police department, there were no details of how the accident occurred in the initial report filed with them.
Flyers forward James van Riemsdyk tweeted that Holmgren was wearing a helmet.
He remains hospitalized at Cooper University Hospital. Flyers officals said late Monday night they hoped to have more information on Tuesday. Holmgren is expected to recover from his injuries, they said.
A spokesman for Cooper Hospital said Monday night that Holmgren was in "stable" condition.
AVALON — Paul Holmgren, the general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers, was hurt in a bicycle accident in Avalon Monday.
He was taken to Cape Regional Medical Center, according to reports, and was later admitted to Cooper Hospital in Camden.
Avalon Police were called to the scene of a bicycle accident on Monday, Sept. 5, at 11:28 a.m.
According to police, Holmgren, 55, of Somerdale, was riding his bicycle north on Dune Drive at 58th Street when he lost his balance and fell off. No other vehicles, bicycles, or pedestrians were involved in the accident, police said.
Avalon police say Holmgren suffered a cut to the right side of his head and a shin abrasion, and was transported to Cape Regional Medical Center in Cape May Court House, by the Avalon Rescue Squad. He was conscious and alert at the time of the accident and told police that he lost his balance while on his bicycle.
Here's hoping that he is OK and his injuries are just superficial. I still remember the interview when we played the north stars after he was traded there. You could see how emotional he was. People can say what they want about him, but the man is a Flyer through and through. Paul get well.
of course, bicycle. i read he hit the front brakes and the flipped over the handlebars.
Back in 75 me and a buddie went out and brought 10 speed Fugi's. We went tooling around and ended up on a hill in Pitman. Let me tell you I busted my ass trying to turn and looking back on it now it was a wonder I did not get killed. You never know.