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Injury May Force Ian Laperriere To Retire

from Chuck Gormley of the CourierPost,

Flyers’ Ian Laperriere has been told by two doctors that he should end his 15-year NHL career because of post-concussion symptoms and nerve damge, the Courier-Post has learned.

RW Laperriere, 36, visited with Pittsburgh neurosurgeon Joseph Maroon on Friday and it was determined that the puck he took above his right eye caused nerve damage behind the eye that could be permanently affected if he continues playing. A Philadelphia doctor offered a similar opinion on Monday, Laperriere said.

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Sad news for Lappy and the Flyers… but proves the point that wearing a visor to protect your eyes/brain is no less manly or necessary than wearing a cup to protect your Lidstroms.

The guy’s got kids to bring up (iirc), if he doesn’t retire now he’s an absolute fool.

Posted by fcjbencard on 10/06/10 at 08:02 PM ET

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This sucks…. one of my favorite players of all time, even if he is with those damned flyers now.  He and O’Donnell are the only two on that team i do not utterly despise to their very cores..

Posted by sean_o_sean on 10/06/10 at 08:47 PM ET

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