For those children saying the award doesn't mean anything you should do some research. It is a puerile thought. Look up Bill Masterton on google and do some research. The dude died while playing a game in the NHL. Have some friggin respect.
I'm gonna pull a Dr. Recchi and say it couldn't have been that bad, considering he was tweeting from a movie theatre less than a week after the injury occurred.
I had ****ing whiplash from a hit from behind in highschool football. I had such bad symptoms that I was out of class for the better part of two weeks. I didn't watch tv, or really do much at all. For as bad as it looked, I just don't know how bad it could have been, considering the speed of his recovery.
Nathan Horton was at the Bruins playoff game couple days after being hit by Rome. Hockey rinks are bright and loud. That doesn't mean it wasn't 'bad'. Horton still has issues with it.
I guess Pacioretty has to get re-concussed for it to be deemed a 'worthy' concussion.