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UPDATE: Claude Giroux is Visiting a Concussion Doctor in Atlanta

Kyle Scott - November 20, 2012

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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

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

UPDATE: Jakub Voracek Suffered a Knee Ligament Injury Playing Overseas

Kyle Scott - October 8, 2012

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UPDATE: Puck Daddy’s Dmitry Chesnokov reports that Voracek will miss a month with a knee ligament injury.

Oh hey, this is fun.

The worst fear that comes from hockey players heading overseas is that they sustain serious injury or injuries while over there. As of yet, no major players have gotten hurt. But yesterday, Tim Panaccio reported that Jakub Voracek suffered a “badly-sprained knee” while playing in the KHL. Voracek’s agent, Petr Svoboda, told Panaccio that he expects his client to only miss one week.

Voracek’s team reports otherwise. I think. Here’s the translation from their website:

Two injured in hit now making assembly coaches Leo. In the match with a knee injured St. Petersburg James Voráček on Sunday workout then accidentally hit the barrier arm Alexandre Picard. The former will miss about four weeks, the second tomorrow then subjected to a thorough examination, after which time it will become clear absence.


Panaccio writes that Paul Holmgren and the Flyers know little about the injury or what’s going on with their players in general: [CSN Philly]

Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren was attempting to get information on Sunday as to the severity of the injury.
Most, if not all, within the Flyers were unaware the young winger had been injured, which is not unusual given it happened overseas during the weekend, plus the time difference.


It’s unclear if teams have any rights to address injuries for players they have under contract during this lockout. Thankfully, though, it sounds like Voracek won’t be out long enough for it to really matter for the Flyers. And while he’s a good player – who the Flyers just extended – he’s not quite a big enough name for his injury to really get the attention of the league. Now, say Claude Giroux sustained a similar injury… well, then some people would notice.

Michael Vick Just Has a Bruise

Kyle Scott - August 21, 2012

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Friend of the Eagles Inquirer Eagles beat reporter Jeff McLane relays the following bit of information on Michael Vick:

I'm hearing that Michael Vick has no additional problems in his rib area after MRI and CT scan. Will be prob be brought back slowly, though. 


The Eagles say it's just a contusion.

Good news, I guess.  Now we’ll just wait to see what body part he injures next. I call dislocated non-throwing shoulder!

UPDATE: Michael Vick Injured His Ribs

Kyle Scott - August 20, 2012

Vick's taken 12 snaps this preseason, and has gotten injured twice. Two weeks ago it was a finger bruise. Tonight? Ribs. He's currently getting x-rays.

UPDATE: X-rays were negative.

Roy Halladay Injury Update

Kyle Scott - June 6, 2012

The Phillies organized a press conference for Roy Halladay address his injury. In a departure from the norm, the presser was not outside, behind the stadium, ‘neath palm trees. Or in a parking garage with a guy called “Deep Count.” It was inside, in the media room. And here’s what was said.

– A second opinion confirmed the original diagnosis of a lat strain.

– Halladay only had pain while throwing. He will not test the injury to see if there’s pain for another three weeks, at which point he’ll begin throwing again. The original 6-8 week timeframe remains.

– Trainer Scott Sheridan said that MRIs reveal almost no change in Halladay’s rotator cuff between the time he signed here and now. 

– Halladay admitted that his velocity, at times, had been down a bit this year.

– He said that taking time to heal his injury now could prevent a longer process later (somewhere, young Chase Utley should take notes).

– His goal is to finish his career with the Phillies.

Status quo.

Bulls Play-By-Play Announcer Rips Sixers Fans For Cheering Joakim Noah Injury

Kyle Scott - May 5, 2012

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Photo via Howard Eskin on Instagram… welcome to 2012, folks

OH, FUN! Just what this town needs: more Philly-hating jackasses lining up to point out what awful human beings we are (in case they weren’t paying attention, Devils fans threw trash on the ice on Thursday – during the game – and a fan ran on the field in Atlanta this week).

The takeaway story from last night's thrilling Sixers win was the injury to Joakim Noah. As you can see above, he left the arena on crutches with what is being classified as a sprained ankle. His status is unknown, but should he join Derrick Rose in the luxury box of misfortunes, the Sixers would be in the driver’s seat in this series.

Here's the gruesome twist:

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It's oh-so-wrong when ankles make right angles. Even worse: fans briefly cheered when it happened.

Mike Tirico pointed out the cheers almost immediately.

Andre Iguodala tweeted about them:

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And overzealous Bulls play-by-play announcer Chuck Swirsky overreacted quite strongly:

“And this is a bush league crowd, cheering with Joakim Noah down on the floor. This is totally unacceptable and despicable on this Philadelphia crowd. Totally unclassy. But then again this is the same city that cheered when Michael Irvin, of the Dallas Cowboys, went down at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia with a serious injury. Absolutely no class.”


There it is. What, no snowballs at Santa? No battery jokes? Perhaps puking on children?

Give it a listen after the jump.

H/T to our friend Eytan Shander, from 97.5 The Fanatic, for the audio

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Paul Holmgren Talks About Bryz’s Injury

Kyle Scott - March 27, 2012

Paul Holmgren spoke with reporters about Bryz's injury, which the GM classified as being a small chip broken off a weight-bearing bone. It will not require surgery.

We assume this first answer is a complete lie, however.

Transcript courtesy of the Flyers city-leading PR department.

Q: Where on the foot is the chip fracture? 

“You know what, I’m not sure.”

Q: Do you think it would matter where the injury is as far as when you look at the prognosis?

“Right now, Ilya wasn’t going to play on Thursday anyway.  So we’re going to just leave him back and continue to get his treatment.  We don’t think this is a serious injury.  We’re hoping that he’ll be back on the ice practicing with the idea that he can play on the weekend.  It’s just going to be a little bit of pain management for Ilya.  He feels OK today. In fact, he’s going to come in and work out tomorrow and get treatment, and try to be ready to practice on Friday.  Obviously when you’re dealing with something like this, it might be too painful to skate on Friday, but we’ll see.  He doesn’t feel that bad today.  We’ll see how it is.  It’s not a thing that surgery is required, it’s nothing like van Riemsdyk’s broken foot or anything like that.  It’s a chip off a weight-bearing bone, and the doctor has said it’ll be absorbed back into his system, the little chip that’s in there, and there’s no real risk here at all.  It’s just he’s in a little bit of pain right now.  Some of you guys I think saw him last night limping around, but this happened in warmup.  He wanted to play, we had it x-rayed after warmup with his skate on, and nothing showed… we x-rayed it again after the game, it didn’t show… and the MRI revealed this small little chip in there.  So we’re dealing with it.  We’ll see how the next couple days go, but nobody’s really concerned about this.

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Chase Utley Speaks To Media About His Knees

Kyle - March 25, 2012


Yes, that is the "undisclosed location" that media members were led to for the Chase Utley presser. If you're wondering, that is just behind left field at Bright House Field. As for the photo, it was taken by our undercover photographer Kyle Scott, who has gotten over the flu and made the trip to Clearwater.

So what did Chase Utley say? Here are some of the finer moments from the not-so-entertaining left field press conference.

-He will miss the start of the season and said the process will be "slow."

-He has chondromalacia and met with Brett Fischer, a therapist in Arizona.

-The left knee is hurting more than right knee, which is opposite from what was going on last year.

-"I'm not looking at any surgeries."

-"Unless someone's tells me there's a surgical option that's 100 percent (recovery), I'm not into that."

-"It's not bad enough to have micro fracture surgery and it's not bad enough to end my career."

-"I truly believe I can get past this and contribute. But it's going to take a little time."


So, there you have it. Your second baseman is not hanging up the cleats, and will try to get back on the field soon. Chase may be optimistic, but I don't think the rest of us are.

Quotes via Ryan Lawrence, Matt Gelb, Jerry Crasnick, and David Hale. Video after the jump of Utley's speaking to the media.

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