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Report: Danny Briere isn’t dealing with a concussion

Feb 17, 2012, 1:26 AM EDT

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Upon hearing the Philadelphia Flyers’ vague report that Danny Briere has an upper-body injury, it was natural to wonder if it was a concussion.*’s Sarah Baicker gives Flyers fans a reason to keep their glasses half-full: it’s a shoulder issue, not a head injury.

Briere already fought off a concussion earlier this season, so a recurring issue sounded awfully scary.

Of course, shoulder problems aren’t always a piece of cake, either. It’s not clear how serious that issue is, but much like Sidney Crosby‘s neck issues, the bright side is that the problem isn’t shadowy and scary as a head ailment often can be.

* – It’s kind of nice to see that reveal-nothing strategy backfire a bit every now and then, right?

  1. phillyphever - Feb 17, 2012 at 6:01 AM

    1) Flyers really need to fire their strength and conditioning staff. the amount of injuries this team has is starting to become ridiculous.

    2) The UBI and LBI designation needs to go. Disclose the injury or face a fine.

    • millertime30 - Feb 17, 2012 at 7:03 AM

      they aren’t disclosed because it’s a contact sport.. and a particularly edgy one, at that.
      say mat cooke knows danny briere’s right(?) shoulder is bothering him.. do you think mr cooke will be more likely to go out of his way to hit daniel in the left side, or more likely to target the area that he knows to be more vulnerable?

      (not taking a shot at PIT, Cooke is simply a physical player with a history not being overly concerned for the health and well-being of opponents. there are countless others in the NHL.)

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