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Chris Pronger to miss remainder of 11/12 season & playoffs

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#Flyers GM Paul Holmgren announces that Chris Pronger is OUT for the entire 2011-12 season. FULL STATEMENT HERE:http://flyers.nhl.co...ge.htm?id=64095

Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren gave the following update on the status of Chris Pronger:

“After consultation with respected concussion specialists Dr. Joseph Maroon and Dr. Micky Collins, it is the opinion of both doctors that Chris is suffering from severe post concussion syndrome. It is the recommendation of Doctors Maroon and Collins that Chris not return to play for the Philadelphia Flyers for the remainder of the 2011-12 season or playoffs. Chris will continue to receive treatment and therapy with the hope that he can get better.”

wow, huge blow for them. They better hope Giroux doesn't get the same treatment.

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It appears as though Philadelphia Flyers captain Chris Pronger will be out longer than expected.

According to Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet.ca, the Flyers captain will be sidelined indefinitely. While there is no timetable as to his return, Kypreos went on to say via his Twitter account that Pronger's season "may be in jeopardy."

Back on Dec. 9, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren told reporters that Pronger "has struggled with other issues that are concussion-like symptoms."

Pronger was out of the lineup for six games and 16 days after suffering an eye injury on Oct. 24 when he was hit in the face with the stick of Toronto's Mikhail Grabovski. He eventually rejoined the team and maintained his usual defensive role.

In a 6-4 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Nov. 19, Pronger actually played a season-high 26:41. In addition to his eye injury and concussion, Pronger also underwent arthroscopic surgery to clean out his left knee in the summer. He's been limited to 13 of the team's 29 games this season.

Pronger met with Dr. Joe Maroon and Dr. Mickey Collins on Wednesday in Pittsburgh for further evaluation on his head injury.

"I just didn't feel well, I didn't know what it was," Pronger said on Dec. 9. "I never felt like that before with headaches and nausea, and that stuff. I had a concussion baseline test and passed that … I got lightheaded, had headaches, you're nauseous."

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Twitter is ablaze with speculation that Pronger is done for the rest of the regular season and the playoffs.

NHL.com posted an updated article. Pronger's 2011-2012 season is finished:

Chris Pronger's season is over due to post-concussion syndrome.

The Philadelphia Flyers said Thursday after meeting with two concussion specialists, it was recommended that their captain not play again in 2011-12.

"After consultation with respected concussion specialists Dr. Joseph Maroon and Dr. Micky Collins, it is the opinion of both doctors that Chris is suffering from severe post-concussion syndrome," general manager Paul Holmgren said Thursday. "It is the recommendation of Drs. Maroon and Collins that Chris not return for the remainder of the 2011-12 season or playoffs.

"Chris will continue to receive treatment and therapy with the hope that he can get better."

Back on Dec. 9, Holmgren told reporters that Pronger "has struggled with other issues that are concussion-like symptoms."

Pronger was out of the lineup for six games and 16 days after suffering an eye injury on Oct. 24 when he was hit in the face by the stick of Toronto's Mikhail Grabovski. He eventually rejoined the team and maintained his usual defensive role.

In a 6-4 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Nov. 19, Pronger actually played a season-high 26:41. In addition to his eye injury and concussion, Pronger also underwent arthroscopic surgery to clean out his left knee in the summer. He's been limited to 13 of the team's 29 games this season.

"I just didn't feel well, I didn't know what it was," Pronger said on Dec. 9. "I never felt like that before with headaches and nausea, and that stuff. I had a concussion baseline test and passed that … I got lightheaded, had headaches, you're nauseous."

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As a person who's had a serious concussion before in sports, I cringe when I hear "severe post concussion syndrome". As much as I dislike Pronger I wish him nothing but the best in his recovery and hope he makes it back to the Flyers healthy next season. :thumbup:

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As a person who's had a serious concussion before in sports, I cringe when I hear "severe post concussion syndrome". As much as I dislike Pronger I wish him nothing but the best in his recovery and hope he makes it back to the Flyers healthy next season. :thumbup:

I can't even imagine what it's like to experience what must feel like constant headaches and nausea. I get an occasional migraine headache and feel like I am going to die. I can't even begin to fathom what a constant, never ending migraine must feel like.

Pronger may be a giant ****** on the ice, but no one deserves this kind of pain.

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This concussion thing seems to be getting worse and worse every year.

I don't remember it being that big an issue 5 or 10 years ago. It's like some flu bug going around the NHL. I guess the doctors are just more knowledgeable about it now and taking more precautions.

Very disturbing and frightening. I guess Shanahan's bans haven't taken head injuries out of the game or made things safer in that regard.

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Wow. This is getting crazy.

That sucks for Pronger. I hate him, especially when the Wings play against him. But I also kind of like and respect the crazy mean S.O.B. in a weird way. It's a huge loss for the Flyers.

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Pronger may be a giant ****** on the ice, but no one deserves this kind of pain.

Exactly right. I have always despised Pronger as a player; but I would like nothing more in this instance than for him to make a full recovery, and be symptom free.

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This concussion thing seems to be getting worse and worse every year.

I don't remember it being that big an issue 5 or 10 years ago. It's like some flu bug going around the NHL. I guess the doctors are just more knowledgeable about it now and taking more precautions.

Very disturbing and frightening. I guess Shanahan's bans haven't taken head injuries out of the game or made things safer in that regard.

I don't think there are more concussions, I think that we hear about them more because they are being reported more thanks to research into their effects. 5-10 years ago no one really cared about concussions and the effect they had on players, but now that we know that multiple concussions can severe affect a players life long after they've retired, there's more awareness and, thus, more reporting on it.

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Wow! They have to start slowing the game down somehow! As mentioned in another discussion, I think the speed of the game is leading to this huge increase in number of concussions.

"The Wings haven't won a Cup without Darren McCarty since 1955."

Great quote! :thumbup:

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I always find it very hard to generate sympathy for players who have habitually injured, or tried to injure, opponents.

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hows this work if pronger is out for the rest of his career? are the flyers off the hook for his 35+ contract because it was a concussion that caused retirement?

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that's bad for him and the Flyers...

as much as this SOB could be pain in Wings *, he is a talented and smart hockey player. hope he still has some hockey left in the tank...

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Let's see. Dr's from Pittsburgh, telling Pronger that he should sit out for the rest of the season including playoffs. Hmm......

I can only think that this can't be good for Pronger at all. Very rarely can a doctor put a timetable on concussion symptoms. Something here is telling me that an MRI or CAT Scan showed some damage that could be life threatening, or at the very least any further injury could cause serious life altering effects. I can't see them putting him on the shelf for 5 to 6 months, without something being seriously wrong. It's just not going to seem right without Pronger in the game anymore. My best to him on a recovery and a fruitful life away from hockey.

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So Pronger gets whats he's given to others... tough s*** for him.

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