PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 24: Chris Pronger #20 of the Philadelphia Flyers falls to the ice after being hit in the face by a stick during the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Wells Fargo Center on October 24, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Chris Pronger, who has been thought to have a mystery virus, is out indefinitely with concussion-like symptoms.
Philadelphia Flyers captain Chris Pronger's mystery virus has given way to a possible concussion. General manager Paul Holmgren said Friday that Pronger, who recently underwent knee surgery, will be out indefinitely with concussion-like symptoms.
"While Chris’ knee is improving, he has struggled with other issues that are concussion-like symptoms," said Holmgren. "Chris will see Dr. Joe Maroon and Dr. Mickey Collins on Wednesday, Dec. 14th in Pittsburgh for further evaluation."
Holgren said he does not know whether Pronger's symptoms were ever caused by a virus, or even whether they still are.
"That’s a good question," said Holmgren. "I don’t know that we’ll ever know that. We didn’t know what we were dealing with then and I’m not sure we know now. With concussion-like symptoms continue to persist and we’re just gonna get him checked."
Both doctors expected to examine Pronger on Dec. 14th were used by Sidney Crosby during his concussion.