As you are undoubtedly aware by now, Claude Giroux had surgeries on both wrists this offseason (and then played beer pong with casts on). The official reasons for the procedures were torn cartilage and removal of bone spurs, respectively.
But, it turns out, one of his wrists was fractured at the hands (pun very much intended!) of Sidney Crosby.
To look at him, you'd never know the hockey credentials Giroux carries. He looks like a regular Joe, who would have a regular job.
At a perhaps slightly exaggerated 5'11” and 172 lbs., he isn't the biggest guy in the world. He's not missing teeth à la Flyers legend Bobby Clarke and his face is yet to show any major battle scars that are pretty commonplace among professional hockey players.
That's not to say he doesn't have any though, as one look at his hands reveals a pair of nearly symmetrical scars.
“Those are from (Sidney) Crosby,” he says half smiling, but with some tension in his voice. “Every time we'd line up against each other for a face-off during our (2012 playoff) series, instead of going for the puck when it was dropped, he'd hack me across the wrists. I ended up playing the series against (New) Jersey with one of them fractured and had to go for surgery on both of them after we were out of the playoffs.”
What a bag of puss, Sid is. But should we really have expected better from a guy who did this?
So, yeah– Sidney Crosby fractured Giroux’s wrist, which in-turn hurt G’s play against the Devils, who beat the Flyers in five games. Whose got pitchforks?!
via The Pens Blog
[Related: Examining Why Sidney Crosby is Such a Bitch]