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Seguin insists he’s “one million percent healthy” despite injury rumors

Dec 31, 2012, 7:15 PM EDT

Tyler Seguin AP

Tyler Seguin denied rumors that he cut his time in the Swiss league short because of a hip injury, insisting to’s Joe Haggerty that he’s 100 percent.

Actually, he’s apparently way beyond 100 percent, telling Haggerty that he’s actually “one million percent healthy.”

It really brings into question every other athlete health update. What does “80 percent” really mean, then? Also, when a coach claims his team needs to give 110 percent, is he setting the bar too low?

Seguin’s update brings up a lot of tough questions, but most importantly, he claims that the talks about his health concerns are unfounded.

“I have no idea where that came from,” Seguin said. “I told [HC Biel] I was leaving with no injury reason.”

Haggerty does explain why that rumor about the 20-year-old Boston Bruins forward might have started anyway:

There was a report out of last year that Seguin had a genetic predisposition to hip issues later in his career, but the Bruins didn’t appear too concerned about that before inking him to a six-year contract extension in September.

One might counter that the Bruins rolled the dice with Marc Savard‘s contract extension after he suffered from concussion issues, yet the ultimate takeaway is that Seguin should be fine to play if the season begins in about a month.

In fact, he might just be “one million percent.”

  1. whatthepuck2012 - Dec 31, 2012 at 8:21 PM

    Congrats. You broke the laws of basic mathematics.

  2. mpops86 - Dec 31, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    Savard had concussion issues early in his career but I don’t recall him suffering one during his first contract in Boston. I think his first concussion as a Bruin was Matt Cooke.

  3. arbruins - Jan 1, 2013 at 12:28 AM

    I think this article is a waste of space…he said he was healthy days ago. You are a little late on this one.

  4. spongebobsportspants - Jan 1, 2013 at 1:47 AM

    Shut up Seguin. You suck. (That from a Leafs fan).

  5. BurkieInBoston - Jan 1, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    How have the Leafs done in the playoffs recently?

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