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Classifying Injuries

from Damien Cox, special to ESPN,
When it comes to injuries, players don't reveal their wounds anymore because management has told them not to, not because they're worried about their health. After all, they're smart enough to know they're endangering their health every time they skate out onto the ice, and that when the playoffs roll around, basically everyone out there is injured to some degree. Perhaps we should all be thankful teams are at least willing to describe injuries as "upper-body" and "lower-body" problems, for it could get worse. In the future, they might devise a system under which a player could either be described as injured worse than Clint Malarchuk was when a skate sliced his throat open while he was playing goal, or not as badly. "Worse than a Malarchuk?" would be the question. "Naw, this is a sub-Malarchuk," would be the response.
read on...Damien is on a roll...

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