UPDATE: Claude Giroux is Visiting a Concussion Doctor in Atlanta

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Sweet! Greatest fears realized. Goooo lockout!

Claude Giroux was the recipient of a controversial hit this weekend which injured his neck. G was taken to the hospital (presumably where German night nurses were lining up to give him a sponge bath), but the injury did’t appear to be serious. Initial reports, Paul Holmgren, and Giroux believed that to be the case. But now Giroux will return to the states for additional tests in Atlanta. Here’s the translated story from hockeyweb.de:

Forward Claude Giroux is the Berlin Polar Bears missing indefinitely. The 24-year-old Canadian is leaving tomorrow to North America and will be examined by a specialist in Atlanta with different tests on the ice and off the ice.

These tests are precautionary measures, agreed to by polar bears manager Peter Lee with [Claude] Giroux to avoid a more serious injury and its consequences. Giroux was after the incident in Krefeld-game not unconscious, the SCAT test (new standard in injuries to the head and neck area) showed no clear result. Giroux complained, was still feeling unwell.

The polar bears have taken to close the case by the disciplinary committee to understand why. "The heads of the players must be more protected. I'm not sure that everyone involved knows what is necessary for it. I had "expected by the previous decisions of the DEL another judgment, says Peter John Lee.


Concussion? The original diagnosis was a hyperextension of the cervical spine

We’ll have more when updates are available.

UPDATE: Flyes beat reporter Frank Seravalli spoke to Giroux's agent, who said his client will visit Dr. Ted Carrick, the same guy who treated Sidney Crosby's concussion.

Carrick is a neurologist who specializes in concussions.

H/T to Broad Street Hockey

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  • Lt. November 20, 2012 at 9:02 am

    We can lay this at the feet of both the league and of the union.
    Well done, idiots. Well done indeed.
    Thanks, Bettman. This is just awesome for the sport.

  • Casey Roach November 20, 2012 at 9:04 am

    He’s also going to come home to those god awful G shirts

  • there's always next season? November 20, 2012 at 9:06 am

    very dark times in philly these days…

  • Casey Roach November 20, 2012 at 9:07 am

    I can see that nut case Ed Murphy waiting for him at the airport.lmfao

  • James Dokes November 20, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Instead of just throwing the report into a German-to-English translator, why not go one step farther and reorganize it into coherent sentences? I took German in high school and college, and the sentence structure is a lot different, hence why it comes out like that. We all get the gist of it, but I find it stupid to read it that way.

  • ERB in CLT November 20, 2012 at 9:35 am

    “He’s also going to come home to those god awful G shirts.”

  • Kyle Scott November 20, 2012 at 9:42 am

    james– because i don’t speak german, and reorganizing translated text usually leads to mistakes and assumptions, as has happened before with foreign reports. i do it this way so you guys can see what i’m working with.

  • I told you so November 20, 2012 at 9:48 am

    we are never ever ever having a hockey season 🙁

  • Candy from the Oak November 20, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Heard G became a huge Hitler fan and got paid in memorabilia and Danny refuses to play for a Jew

  • ThePhillyFlash November 20, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Yo, James! The Flyers’ best player may or may not have a potentially serious neck injury, and you’re bitching about langauge translation and sentence structure? Seriously?
    Meanwhile, since the season is about to go down the toilet, I agree that Giroux will have all the time in the world to recover.

  • Dan November 20, 2012 at 10:09 am

    …or he’s coming back to North America to play in his charity event?

  • Eric W. November 20, 2012 at 10:50 am

    They performed a SCAT test on him? tehehehe, scat……..
    hope he’s alright.
    Although at the glacial pace that this lockout is progressing, he’ll have the better part of a year to rest up.
    Can’t we just kill Bettman and everyone will get along?

  • Schtick Coma November 20, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Worst German trip for a Philadelphia athlete since Andrew Bynum.

  • Edward Murphy Fan November 20, 2012 at 11:49 am

    This injury is in Ed Murphy’s wheel house. I will be checking back later tonight & hope he chimes in on his feelings.

  • Agreed to by polar bears November 20, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    I think the translations are hilarious. Need to be at least one a day.

  • Al TRU November 20, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Brilliant comment Candy O the Oak. Oy Vey.

  • Hop Devil November 20, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Even our team that’s not even playing can’t do anything right. Just a bad, bad time for Philly sports all around. Who’s turning this thing around?

  • Justincredible November 20, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    I think that this is the first of many controversial hit that’s going to be laid out on Claude Giroux from now on. G’s a tough kid so he’ll bounce back in no time! I hope this wakes up the NHL/NHLPA in the middle of their never ending negotiations!

  • ThePhillyFlash November 20, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Eric W.: We’d have to kill Don Fehr in addition to Bettman. After all, it took two to mangle in this lockout.

  • Mike November 20, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Why should anyone care exactly? The NHL is history, get over it.

  • Phil from Mt. Airy November 20, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Candy the oak- haha

  • "Wild" Bill Soreman November 20, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Never understood why he was playing over there anyway.
    Side note: anyone else think he’s gay? He lived with Briere and then housed a rookie. Sounds gay to me.

  • Lance November 20, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    I think G has a little Sandusky in him. Probably hands out those gay looking G shirts to the rookies to lure them back to his house

  • Edward Murphy November 20, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Mr. Roach,
    First of all, it is Edward. Secondly, I do not appreciate your shallow description of the dealings that my team tirelessly spends countless hours working on. Moving on from the immature youth of America. It appears that with the concussion epidemic sweeping across the nation and now the continuing catastrophic problems at Philadelphia Eagles tailgating events we, as a community, have our work cut out for us moving forward. I understand the outrage that you have regarding this recent news. However, we need to pick our battles wisely. I can promise you that it will be many sleepless nights and many nights and weekends working to do whatever we can to stop feeding the beast. In spite of that, I have some very positive news.
    As you all know, the NHL and NHLPA have been struggling to reach an agreement with revenue and injuries being at the heart of the problem. I have it on good authority that despite Mr. Snider’s adamant wishes, they are close to agreeing on a joint health committee, which is one of the things that we requested in our most recent letter to the league. Finally, the NHL will not be playing Bingo with these player’s lives. There will be accountability for these greedy owners. Also, there will be a neutral 3rd party arbitrator to handle punishment, which as you all know Mr. Shanahan was playing Bingo with his suspension policies. Picking and choosing at random who did and who didn’t get suspended all the while sitting there watching the injury numbers mount to epic proportions. Here is hoping for the backend is much brighter then the front end has been

  • john November 21, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    why all the hate for Giroux he went to Germany to play to stay in shape in case the lockout would end.

  • Could you December 3, 2012 at 3:01 am

    Thanks for putting it. I am certainly going to look for a copy.

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