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Entries with the tag: hockey injuries
Earlier today, Bob McCown of Fan590 had a discussion about the impact of concussions on NHLers. Audio can be heard here.
And at Sportsnet.ca: “Have players lost respect for each other and the integrity of the game?” The video below tries to answer the question in more detail—
From Dan Kinvig of Black Press (via BC LocalNews.com):
After suffering four concussions in 14 months, the former Buffalo Sabres and Vancouver Canucks prospect [Michael Funk] has been advised by neurosurgeons and hockey managers that continuing his pro career could be detrimental to his long-term health.
The end of his career looms – at the age of 24.
In conversation, it quickly becomes clear that Funk is a man divided.
“I don’t want to risk the chance of being out of it, of being in that state anymore,” he says. “I’ve been in that state for long segments of my life, and I would never want to be like that for years, or longer.”
But: “I’ve still got my head wrapped around hockey.”
continued… A look at the difficulties for a player who’s faced with the risks from concussions versus his dreams of playing hockey.
Charlie Teljeur in The Hockey News,
If there’s ever any mention of the most severe injury in NHL history, it revolves around the triumvirate of Clint Malarchuk, Bill Masterton and now, Richard Zednik. Really no arguing here – literally.
But what about the opposite end of the spectrum? What about the most minor injuries in professional hockey history? Sounds like a Top 10 list to me…
1. Broken Neck - Tyrus The Water Bottle. The main casualty of Jeremy Roenick’s water bottle flinging tirade of 2004 was, frankly, one of the innocent water bottles. Specifically the one he threw – that went by the name Tyrus - who bounced twice on the ice, severing his spine and splitting his neck wide open. Tyrus never regained his professional form and is now employed as a Sippy Cup somewhere in southern Idaho.
2. Ink Stain - Alexei Yashin. After signing his $87.5 million deal, the ballpoint pen Yashin was using to sign the massive contract exploded in his lapel pocket, causing unsightly chest stains. Even after it was explained to him “blood isn’t blue” Yashin opted for three months of R & R, just to be safe.