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James Reimer’s mother is worried about him suffering from a concussion

Nov 10, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

James Reimer AP

If you think the Toronto Maple Leafs are worried about James Reimer, there’s no way they can compete with the worries of his mother.

Dave Feschuk of the Toronto Star caught up with Marlene Reimer to find out how her boy is doing in recovering from what the Leafs are saying are whiplash effects. Reimer has missed the Leafs’ last eight games and their hot streak has gone away with Reimer’s health. Is it whiplash though? Mrs. Reimer says she’s worried it’s a concussion.

“That’s the frustrating part for us — not knowing what it is, and why they’re not calling it a concussion when they say ‘concussion-like symptoms,’” Marlene Reimer said. “Like, how is that not a concussion? … The initial test showed him to be clear of a concussion. But as it goes on, it’s kind of mystifying. He’s okay some days. And some days he’s definitely not okay.”

If there’s one thing the Leafs and anyone in hockey should know it’s to not upset mom. You know how a mother gets when she’s worried over her child and you can’t blame her in this instance especially since it wouldn’t be his first concussion. Reimer’s first came when he was just 16 years-old.

The other side of things here is that she’s also a mom and not James’ doctor. Whether or not Reimer is concussed that’s up to the Leafs to disclose it. For now we wait to hear what Reimer’s status is and when he’ll get back, but the Leafs better step on it, you don’t want to see mom when she goes from upset to angry.

  1. cshearing - Nov 10, 2011 at 8:32 AM

    That’s a pretty exploitative article by Dave Feschuk. Asking a player’s mother? Pathetic.

    • icelovinbrotha215 - Nov 10, 2011 at 10:11 AM

      Sounds lazy to me.

      • danphipps01 - Nov 11, 2011 at 3:22 AM

        I’m liking “exploitative” more. It’s likely an attempt to pressure the Leafs into saying more about the injury and Reimer’s condition. Classless, shoddy behaviour from a classless, shoddy journalist.

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