It appears that the concussion Colton Orr suffered on January 20 in a fight against Anaheim Ducks forward George Parros may be more serious than originally believed.
After speaking to multiple sources within the NHL, the severity of his head injury goes beyond typical concussion symptoms, and that Orr may be forced to decide whether or not he will, or even can, come back.
“It's really bad”, said one source last night. “He is definitely out for the rest of the season, and could be done for all of next season. Right now he is spending time with family and going over what is best for him and the future.”
Some are saying that it is not technically all based on this one particular concussion, but several that went undetected over the course of the past few seasons. One note that has been brought up is that he never missed a game with the Leafs up until the Parros fight, leading some to believe that he played through head injuries in order to keep his spot in the lineup.
Players who take on the role of a tough guy are known to lie about injuries in order to remain on the squad, stopping the team from calling up another player to fill in.
In 128 games with the Maple Leafs, Orr had 6 goals and 8 points, as well as 367 penalty minutes. He also fought 36 times wearing the blue and white.
Hope he doesent end up like Probert
Edited by Krayzie_Bone, 09 March 2011 - 11:22 AM.