The Flyers sent out this transmission last night about a freak injury suffered by Claude Giroux:
“Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux had successful surgery this afternoon on his right index finger performed by Dr. Katherine Boyd at the Ottawa Civic Hospital in Ottawa, Canada. Giroux was golfing today when his golf club shattered and splintered into his index finger. Although there were no broken bones, there was some damage to his extensor tendons in his finger. He is expected to have a full recovery in 5-6 weeks.”
Yeah, and Ryan Madson was just trying to move the water cooler with his foot that one time.
Look, I’m no engineer (our fashion editor Dan Fuller is, though), but here’s what I know about golf clubs, especially the type likely owned by Claude Giroux: they don’t shatter on contact. Giroux is either historically bad at golf or he smashed his club into a tree. I see no middle ground. I’ve gotten back into the game quite a bit this summer and, trust me, if my 18-hole hackathons haven’t caused me bodily harm yet, I can’t imagine that G’s clubs just, oops!, shattered. But we’ll just nod our heads with what Giroux and the Flyers are telling us and say: “Oh, OK. Sorry to hear that. It can be a dangerous game. Should’ve got the Callaways!”
Whatever happened, reader Jason may have summed it up best:
Our pets’ heads are falling off!
Get well soon, G.