It's all about the plane travel. From what I see, it's better to avoid plane travel shortly after a concussion. Probably has something to do with air pressure or acceleration maybe
Right you are. It's a bleeding concern. Similar to how you can't fly after surgery. Pressure could complicate a bleed (worse case in his brain) and let's face it, a plane is not where you want to experience a medical emergency even if the flight is short.
My guess is he hadn't been released when the team left Buffalo (and they weren't going to stay and wait).
It's also likely that they didn't want him in a plane right after a hit to the head for a variety of reasons.
Pierre probably volunteered to help out-the people in the business know each other and Pierre seems the type to like having the story about hat time he helped Louie out.
Not sure about being by himself-I would think somebody from the team staff would have stayed as well but then maybe not. It didn't help that the Bruins needed to he back quick for a second half of a back to back.
Hit looked bad but who knows how bad the concussion will be or how Lon he will be out. Hopefully he doesn't miss too many games.
Loui Eriksson update: dealing with concussion-like symptoms (headache), but is expected to return to Boston today.
Could definitely be a lot worse.
Get well soon! Give him as much time as he needs to rest up.
Originally Posted by danpantz
Reading some posts on the main board and a select few teams boards about the hit is making my blood boil.
Defending a goon who threw an insanely dirty hit to a star crosses the line on justifying a hockey trade.
I love the "admiring his dump" argument. When you're still on your shift, you're supposed to follow your dump-in so you can get in good offensive or defensive position. Someone shouldn't be setting up for a blindside hit after he dumps the ****ing puck in the zone.
Boston, MA - Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli issued the following update today, October 24, regarding Loui Eriksson: "Loui traveled back to Boston from Buffalo by plane today (October 24) with a member of the Bruins medical staff. After an examination by team doctors in Boston, he has been diagnosed with a concussion and will be out indefinitely. The team will provide a further update on Loui's status when appropriate."
I am curious if Shanahan will make his decision based on how bad the injury is to Loui. Hopefully not.
I think severity of the injury is always taken into account. However I think most of the recent suspensions have involved injury (seems like one of them-kaleta's maybe-didn't involve a significant injury).
Hoping Louie has a quick recovery-concussions suck.