Rabu, 21 Desember 2011

Even More Concussions

Maybe it's a good thing that so many concussions are being diagnosed. It doesn't necessarily mean that players are hurting each other more but that they know how to diagnose them better.

But now there are more and more players joining the ranks of the concussed.

Rene Bourque from the Calgary Flames was suspended for two games for his hit on Brent Seabrook. Seabrook didn't miss a game but this would not be his first hit-to-the-head related injury.

The most recent players are Marcus Kruger from the Chicago Blackhawks. He was hit hit by the Penguins' Deryl Engelland who is facing disciplinary action Thursday.

Then two players were injured in the Islanders/Jets game. Al Montoya was hit by Evander Kane and David Ullstrom went back-first into the baords. Both were diagnosed with concussions.

And the Senators Jesse Winchester was hit into the boards by the Sabres Paul Gaustad and also suffered a concussion.

Too many concussions. We hate just typing the damn word. But at least they're being caught so that less harm is done to the players in the long run. That's the only good news that we can see.

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