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Colby Armstrong tried to hide his concussion from Leafs staff

Dec 20, 2011, 9:25 AM EDT

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One good way to make sure you spend a lot of time on the injured list is to not tell the training staff what’s wrong with you when you’re hurt.

Toronto’s Colby Armstrong pulled that off nicely as he didn’t tell Leafs trainers or coach Ron Wilson that he got a concussion against Vancouver. The Globe And Mail’s David Shoalts reports that Armstrong instead told trainers he was dealing with a foot problem. Instead, Armstrong ended up giving away that he had a concussion when he became so nauseous he puked.

On the big checklist of “signs you might have a concussion” you have to believe that “throwing up” is right at the top. The Leafs going without Armstrong indefinitely means any one of Joe Colborne, Darryl Boyce, or Nazem Kadri will get the call from the minors.

Meanwhile, Armstrong is again on the shelf. Armstrong missed 23 games with an ankle injury earlier this season and was just getting back into the flow of things before this concussion setback. At least we’re assuming it was an ankle injury.

  1. ruddigervancity - Dec 20, 2011 at 11:58 AM

    So first Reimer has “whiplash”, then Wilson says the Monster will start and instead starts Reimer, and now this? Leafs Nation begins to cannibalize itself in 3…..2…..1….

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