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The reality that JR might not come back

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02-26-2004, 07:52 AM
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The reality that JR might not come back

It looks more and more like he isn't coming back.

He had a second MRI yesterday and it showed damage to the circulatory system.
He mentioned a potential aneurysm. Now he's going to have an MRA done.
And the doctors didn't even want him to fly.

It looks bad for JR at this point. Will be a huge shame if he doesn't come back. But that right now seems like the case. Hope it's not so serious that it effects whats really important to him, like his life.

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That is a link to the article.

http://www.philly.com/mld/dailynews/sports/8043528.htm

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If risking his health for the rest of his life is at issue, he shouldn't come back.
He'll still be remembered as one of the best.

Sad to see great players go down early like this though.

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If risking his health for the rest of his life is at issue
It's JR though, so even if it is there's always a possibility he'd attempt a comeback.

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I wish him the best. I hope things aren't too serious health wise. Even as a Devils fan, I hope he can somehow make it back for the playoffs, for his sake and for the sake of hockey.

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It's JR though, so even if it is there's always a possibility he'd attempt a comeback.
I just don't want to see a player die on the ice. If anybody could come back from something like this it would be JR, but I hope he puts his health first.

I think I will sport my Get Well JR avatar for the forseeable future.

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I feel bad for the guy... he's normally so upbeat ("a good read" for one), but you can just tell how much this has gotten him down. I'm sure part of it is physical (him not feeling quite right), but also mental as well. The prospect that he might be forced into early retirement is surely not a pleasant one to him. He's such a gamer and probably has little in the way of career paths to fall back on, not having gone to college and the like.

I just hope he gets better soon, even if he can't play until next year (or at all).

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The prospect that he might be forced into early retirement is surely not a pleasant one to him. ... *snip*

I just hope he gets better soon, even if he can't play until next year (or at all).
Kind of like the guy in your avatar, eh?

I hate to see any player forced to retire due to injuries, esp. these types of injuries. Best wishes to him.

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Wow, Jesus -- Roenick should just forget about the season and hockey right now and focus on his health.

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JR has always been one of my favorite players. Even when i was a kid. If he retires, NHL will lose more than just an hockey player.

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Such a shame. Even should he retire, he will always be remembered.

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Possible damage to the circulatory system, maybe an aneurysm...... I know these guys are very proud, and the money doesnt hurt, but what use is money & fame when you cant even walk across a room without shaking. How much personal pride does Muhammad Ali feel, being worshipped like a God, somewhat remembering the past, when the man cant even tie his own shoes.

Jr, you came close with the 'Hawks, but 66 & 68 got between you and the Silver Mug. Thats worthy opponent to lose you. Ive always liked your style of play, but maybe its time.

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One of my favorite player because he's great on and off the ice.

I wish him a 100% recovery. And I hope he will continue to contribute in the NHL. Either as a player (if it is safe to do so) or some other role.

One of the few guys who is telling it like it is. Such a shame

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02-27-2004, 02:52 AM
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Reonicks has said numerous times that his fav player is Forsberg because he work hard. Forberg also sacrificed his health for the game.

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It's only a game, Jeremy...your life is not.

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Kind of like the guy in your avatar, eh?

I hate to see any player forced to retire due to injuries, esp. these types of injuries. Best wishes to him.
Indeed. Although Deadmarsh's initial injury / symptoms seem somehow less threatening in the context of what JR is going through. Aneurisms are often fatal, if that's really the risk he is facing.

Either way they should probably both hang it up. Because Deadmarsh has been my favorite player for a while now, I will be bummed if he has to quit, but I think it's fair to at least be happy for him and his family in that case. Life goes on without hockey, right?


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...He's such a gamer and probably has little in the way of career paths to fall back on, not having gone to college and the like.
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JR is one of my favorite players but if it's that bad I hope he calls it a career for his sake.

Get well soon JR!

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The prospect that he might be forced into early retirement is surely not a pleasant one to him. He's such a gamer and probably has little in the way of career paths to fall back on, not having gone to college and the like.

I just hope he gets better soon, even if he can't play until next year (or at all).

#1. He's made more than enough money so that if he didn't want to he'd never have to work again.

#2. He could pretty much walk into ESPN/ABC and almost name his price and get a studio job or as a color guy.

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He'll be back. If there is even a slim chance, he will be back. Just like THE big "E". These guys have superstar mentalities and hockey is life to them. JR has two goals in his view. A cup and the US born leader in points. He'll be back. He just likes and lacks attention right now.

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If he doesn't come back, he should help negotiate a new CBA and become next commish

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