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Franzen Had a Subdural Hematoma

From Ansar Khan at MLive:

Wings general manager Ken Holland revealed that Johan Franzen had a subdural hematoma. It’s a form of brain injury in which blood gathers between the dura (the outer protective covering of the brain) and the arachnoid (the middle layer of the meninges). It usually results from tears in a vein. They had to wait for the blood to dissipate before clearing Franzen to play again. There is no long-term concerns. He should be fine, Holland said.

and more including updates on Chelios and McCarty

Note: Wiki’s contribution on the subject of subdural hematomas

Update 11:23am ET, June 8th: From the AP via MLive:

The Detroit Red Wings’ Johan Franzen says it was “a little bit scary” when he sustained a subdural hematoma that kept him out of six games of the NHL playoffs. He says blood pooled between his skull and brain and took two to three weeks to be absorbed.

General manager Ken Holland tells the Detroit Free Press he thinks Franzen was injured during the second-round series against Colorado.

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*with thanks to a KK reader for the pointer.
Note: original post-time was 7:49pm ET, June 7th.

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