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Hiding Injuries

from Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun,

To claim that Tyler Seguin lied about his health might be a stretch. But there is no denying he exaggerated the truth concerning the state of his wonky ankle when updating Team Canada officials about his status.

Finally, less than a week before the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, Seguin realized he had to come clean. His healing ankle simply wasn’t good enough to allow him to represent his country the way he wanted.

As a result, he told Team Canada officials on Tuesday that he couldn’t go on. Any attempt to do so would be cheating his team, his country and himself.

In the words of coach Mike Babcock: “He came to us and said: ‘I haven’t been very truthful.’ ”

Within minutes of that statement from Babcock going public, social media blew up with critics lambasting Seguin for allegedly being deceitful. Frankly, that’s going overboard.

Truth be told, this happens all the time. Players constantly are pulling Pinocchio acts, saying they feel fine when they really don’t.


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TreKronor's avatar

Forget about Team Canada - it’s Dallas fans that should be concerned.

Posted by TreKronor on 09/15/16 at 10:11 AM ET

DocF's avatar

TreKronor, you hit it on the head. raspberry   This is what I fear from these kind of “tournaments”.

Posted by DocF from Now: Lynn Haven, FL; was Reidsville, NC on 09/15/16 at 11:59 AM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Not gonna be the last casualty of this Money Grab 2016….err…. World Cup 2016

shut eye

Posted by Down River Dan on 09/15/16 at 12:56 PM ET

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