Chris Pronger Out For The Season With Severe Post Concussion Syndrome

Philadelphia Flyers captain Chris Pronger is suffering from severe post concussion syndrome and is done for the year, the team announced on Dec. 15

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Chris Pronger Injury Update: Flyers Announce Defenseman Out For The Year

Chris Pronger's 2011-2012 season is done, the Flyers announce.


Chris Pronger Out Indefinitely With Concussion-Like Symptoms

Chris Pronger, who has been thought to have a mystery virus, is out indefinitely with concussion-like symptoms.


Flyers Winter Classic 2012: Chris Pronger Out Three To Six Weeks, Winter Classic Status In Jeopardy

Despite a troublesome virus that still bothers him, Philadelphia Flyers captain Chris Pronger is on track to return in three to six weeks and it's possible he could still compete in the 2012 Winter Classic.

The defenseman, who had surgery Tuesday on his left knee, told reporters on Thursday that he is still battling a mysterious virus.  

"It's been a bit of a mystery with what exactly is going on," he said. "I did some blood work, and we're trying to get to the bottom of what's going on."  

General manager Paul Holmgren said the blood rests revealed "no worries" and the team said that if Pronger didn't have knee problems, he might have been able to play this Friday. 

As for the knee injury, Pronger said it wouldn't have kept him from playing in the playoffs. But because it's still early in the season, he decided surgery -- which was less involved than the 2010 surgery that kept him our for 10 weeks -- was worth it. 

"But it got to the point where I wouldn't have played very well," he said. "We can always say we can play, but at what level and at what detriment are you playing? At this stage in the season, not knowing the other side of it, it was prudent to get it done now so that if I'm able to return in four weeks, let's say, then I'm able to get three weeks in before the all-star break and then put the hammer down after that, as we get into the playoff stretch."

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Chris Pronger Injury Update: Knee Surgery Awaits Philadelphia Flyers Captain

Philadelphia Flyers captain Chris Pronger is expected to miss four weeks after knee surgery, the team announced on Monday.


Chris Pronger Injury: Peter Laviolette On Plans Without The Captain

The prevailing message from the Flyers today in regards to the Chris Pronger injury appears to be "it could have been worse."


Flyers GM On Pronger Injury - 'When He Returns, He'll Be Wearing A Visor'

The Chris Pronger injury has sparked debate regarding the usage of visors in the NHL and whether they should be required for all players to wear. Pronger was hit in the eye on a follow-through from Toronto's Mikhail Grabovski's shot on goal. He immediately feared the worse, a stick to the eye could be a career ending injury. The injury has caused many to entered the discussion on if the Players Union should mandate that everyone wear visors in the future. 

Flyers GM Paul Holmgren spoke with about this situation with the star defenseman. Holmgren was adamant about Chris Pronger's return saying, "When Chris comes back, he'll be wearing a visor. We made it mandatory in the American Hockey League. To me, it's not an issue - players should wear them. Obviously, some of these guys have been around a long time and for whatever reason they don't want to wear one.

He added, "I think the improvements with the visor over the last number of years, compared to what it was 10 or 15 years ago, are tremendous. Other than getting a little sweat on there sometimes, or maybe a little water, I don't think the visor is a big issue." 

For Chris, the issue may be a matter of pride. He's viewed as the unfaltering icon in Philly, the player who plays with an unrivaled confidence. His return could see him play with fear, knowing that he dodged a career ending bullet. 


Chris Pronger Injury: Flyers Captain Out After Grisly High Stick

I know the Toronto Maple Leafs were eager to stick it to Chris Pronger and the Philadelphia Flyers, but I’m pretty sure this isn’t what they had in mind.

The Flyer’s captain was sliced open on a high stick by Toronto center Mikhail Grabovski halfway through the first period and immediately crumbled to the ice in pain.

The Miami Herald has the play-by-play:

With the puck at the low left circle in the Flyers end, Pronger attempted to get to the puck, but Toronto’s Mikhail Grabovski got there first and took a swipe at the disc. Grabovski’s follow through went up and hit Pronger in the face, but no penalty was called on the play. Pronger immediately skated to the Philadelphia bench then went into the locker room.

No word yet on the extent of Pronger’s injury; however, keep it locked in to SB Nation Philly for further details to this developing story, as they become available.


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