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Update: Paul Holmgren knocked unconscious by bike accident, taken out by a rut

Sep 6, 2011, 3:01 PM EDT

Paul Holmgren AP

Time for an update on how Flyers GM Paul Holmgren is doing after suffering a bicycle accident yesterday in New Jersey. Last night, it was reported by’s Tim Panaccio that Holmgren suffered broken ribs, a broken shoulder, and other injuries in his accident and was taken to Cooper University Hospital for treatment.

Today, Panaccio’s update on the accident tells us that Holmgren was knocked unconscious by the accident.

Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren, who suffered multiple fractures in a bicycle accident on Monday in Avalon, N.J. apparently was knocked unconscious and awoke to people tending to him, according to scout Bill Barber.

Holmgren, 55, who lost his balance riding the bike, was wearing a helmet. No other vehicle was involved in the accident.

He remains in Cooper Medical Center with fractured ribs, a fractured shoulder and minor abrasions.

That’s a terrifying way to wake up.

Comcast President & COO Peter Lukko gave an official Flyers update on what Holmgren’s condition is and what exactly happened to Holmgren in his accident.

“It appears that he might have hit a rut or something as he was biking in Avalon. I know Paul, he’s pretty fast on that bike so he probably went over pretty hard. The good news is that it’s certainly nothing life-threatening and we’ll have him back.”

He’s a former hockey player, he’s a gamer. Here’s to hoping Holmgren recovers in full and is ready to see his new acquisitions get to work in training camp and the regular season, he’ll need all of his strength to see if he made the right moves.

  1. hystoracle - Sep 6, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    Sounds like a Concussion. Should be held out of performing GM duties until he clears his post-concussion testing. Just glad it isn’t more serious and he is relatively okay. Sending healing vibes for a full recovery. NO more Rothlisberger motorcycle training sessions for him.

  2. goforthanddie - Sep 6, 2011 at 10:45 PM

    He was wearing a helmet and still got KTFO. Could’ve been a lot worse.

  3. icelovinbrotha215 - Sep 7, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    Philly tough. Get well soon Homer.

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