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Patrice Bergeron Out With A ‘Moderate’ Concussion

 


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when will NHL teams Stop the BS with the “Mild” or “Moderate” Concussion stuff?

Posted by Evilpens on 04/03/13 at 04:47 PM ET

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when will NHL teams Stop the BS with the “Mild” or “Moderate” Concussion stuff?
Posted by Evilpens on 04/03/13 at 05:47 PM ET

Never, because there are different severities of concussion, unless you think for example, Crosby & Malkin’s concussions are exactly the same.

Obviously they’re not, so that’s why, as with all types of injuries, there is a scale from little damage to a lot of damage.

Posted by NathanBC on 04/03/13 at 04:53 PM ET

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yeah & the Pens Said Sid had a “Mild” concussion

it is a Brain Injury there is NO mild brain injuries

Posted by Evilpens on 04/03/13 at 04:56 PM ET

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it is a Brain Injury there is NO mild brain injuries
Posted by Evilpens on 04/03/13 at 05:56 PM ET

Yes, to show uninformed people that all brain injuries need to be taken seriously, “there are no mild brain injuries,” but in the real world, there are mild and severe head injuries, and everything in between.

So, what describing words would you use to differentiate between a concussion that keeps a guy out for a 12 months vs. a concussion that keeps a guy out for 12 days?

Posted by NathanBC on 04/03/13 at 05:07 PM ET

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then Call them Brain Injuries NOT concussions

Posted by Evilpens on 04/03/13 at 05:18 PM ET

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then Call them Brain Injuries NOT concussions

Posted by Evilpens on 04/03/13 at 06:18 PM ET

There are different grades of concussions and along with guidelines as to how they should be handled.

Per Wikipedia, Colorado Medical Society guidelines

Posted by SK77 on 04/03/13 at 06:04 PM ET

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Gonna agree with EP here.

It’s not that there aren’t variations in the degree of brain damage from one concussion to the next. But I simply don’t trust NHL clubs to accurately disclose this information.

We’re talking about a league where an “upper body injury” can constitute a sprained wrist, a broken neck or a hangover. Where a guy will go foot first into the boards and leave the ice holding his face.

Given how cagey hockey clubs are with injuries, qualifiers like “moderate,” “severe” or “mild” in front of the word “concussion” just invite skepticism. After all, the only guy I remember who had his concussion described as “severe” at the time of the injury was Max Pacioretty…who had a very mild one with very few symptoms (though his neck was broken). And Crosby, who missed a year, was famously described as having a “mild” one.

Posted by larry on 04/04/13 at 06:33 AM ET

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