Here’s the official statement from Paul Holmgren:
“After consultation with respected concussion specialists Dr. Joseph Maroon and Dr. Micky Collins, it is the opinion of both doctors that Chris is suffering from severe post concussion syndrome. It is the recommendation of Doctors Maroon and Collins that Chris not return to play for the Philadelphia Flyers for the remainder of the 2011-12 season or playoffs. Chris will continue to receive treatment and therapy with the hope that he can get better.”
When Pronger went to Pittsburgh to visit with Maroon and Collins, and we had to wait two days for an update, you knew it wasn’t going to be good news.