Claude Giroux Out Indefinitely With Concussion

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And. Here. We. Go.

The Flyers just updated the status of the concussed Claude Giroux. Here's what Paul Holmgren said:

"Claude reported not feeling very good today. Over the past few days, his symptoms have gradually gotten worse.  He will be out indefinitely with a concussion"

 

Fuck.

I’ll reiterate what I wrote yesterday: Given what’s going on with Chris Pronger and the lingering concussion issues of Sidney Crosby, you can’t help but fear the worst about Giroux’s concussion. He was scheduled to meet with doctors today, and – clearly – that visit didn’t go very well. Holmgren generally downplays injuries, so the mere fact that he’s saying Giroux has gotten “worse” is a bad sign. Also, when Holmgren told reporters last night that Giroux just had “whiplash,” he was 100% lying– probably.

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34 Responses

  1. Holmgren was just confused when he said that Giroux had whiplash. That diagnosis was from Giroux’s personal injury lawyer with respect to his car accident.
    Holmgren is such a public relations disaster and horrible liar that the team looks bad when they are doing the right things.

  2. This is like taking a girl on a date who is completely out of your league, just one of the most beautiful girls ever. Things, surprisingly, go extremely well on the date. So well, in fact, that you find yourself bringing the girl home, because she wants to go. It just can’t get any more perfect, you think.
    Then you’re sitting there on your couch, everything going great, and boom, your door gets busted in. It’s the girl’s dad. He punches you in the dick, then grabs his daughter and on the way out says “She’s never going back to (place where you met her) again!”… so then, not only did you lose the girl for the night AND get punched in the dick, you also don’t know when you might be able to see her again or if she’ll even be the same when that does occur.
    That’s about how I feel right now. Get better Groo. We miss you already. And our dicks hurt.

  3. Yup, that sums it up nicely J.T.
    I’m just hoping they’re being extremely overly cautious and just giving him a few extra days or weeks off. That’s about the only thing keeping me from going batshit crazy right now.

  4. @Eric
    What’s your definition of a real helmet? This was an out of the ordinary play and Crosby’s was an inadvertent collision.
    You see the size of football helmets and the amount of concussions in the NFL, although hockey players aren’t as big as some of the football players, the rate of speed is so much greater.
    Not so much an equipment issue as it is lack of awareness or just accidental things.

  5. HBO execs are crying in a shower somewhere with the cold water on laying on the floor in a fetal position thinking about how great it could have been.

  6. There’s the attitude, FACE.
    Wussies like Slappy Boyo don’t understand that this is life. Shyte happens and you must deal with it like a real man.
    Get better soon, my dear Giroux. AS long as your teammates would give their “Maximum Effort” without you, I’ll keep the faith on the Flyers season at the same time I pray for your complete recovery.
    On that note, if Homer lies like a rug about sick players being healthy when they’re not, could he be mind-fucking opponents (and us fans) by doing the opposite?

  7. your definition of a real helmet? This was an out of the ordinary play and Crosby’s was an inadvertent collision.
    You see the size of football helmets and the amount of concussions in the NFL, although hockey players aren’t as big as some of the football players, the rate of speed is so much greater.
    Not so much an equipment issue as it is lack of awareness or just accidental

  8. What I say, Chicken Little Boyo?!
    MAXIMUM EFFORT pays off!
    You need to go out and rent a movie classic called “Twelve O’Clock High” starring the late, great Gregory Peck. It’s probably his best role except for as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, but really the film is better because of the story, not the characters or acting. I’m not going to say anything else about it—you need to see it—but then you’ll know what Maximum Effort means. Alls else I’m going to say Laddie before calling it a night is that you’re acting like Colonel Keith Davenport and I’m going to have to get like Brigadier General Frank Savage on your arse.

    The Real IBMcG—Often imposterered, never outclassed.

  9. need to go out and rent a movie classic called “Twelve O’Clock High” starring the late, great Gregory Peck. It’s probably his best role except for as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, but really the film is better because of the story, not the characters or acting. I’m not going to say anything else about it—you need to see it—but then you’ll know what Maximum Effort means. Alls else I’m going to say Laddie before calling it a night is that you’re acting like Colonel Keith Davenport and I’m going to have to get like Brigadier General

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