Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 9/11/13

Patrice Bergeron‘s Stanley Cup Final injuries will no doubt be inflated and overblown as time goes on. and for good reason.That’s just the way it goes with these types of things, and they become larger than life. However, the fact that we’re still talking about them — and his decision to play through them — says a ton about what kind of effort it really was. CBC.ca has shed a little more light on the situation now, too. It goes without saying that fans were impressed by Bergeron’s ability to play through cracked ribs, a punctured lung and a separated shoulder in the Stanley Cup Final. His teammates were also impressed, but at least one of them was a little bit concerned for his teammate. “I remember being on the bench a few times and being worried about him,” Bergeron’s linemate Brad Marchand told CBC. “I told him, ‘Bergy, you have to go. You can’t stay out here with the amount of pain you’re in.’” Bergeron, of course, did stay out there in the amount of pain he was in. In fact, Bergeron played almost 18 minutes in the deciding Game 6 and eventually had to spend time in the hospital after the game ended. “I was worried about his health,” Marchand admitted. “He was in so much pain. To see a guy like him stay out there for the team and battle through the pain was amazing. I shows his character. It’s why he’s such a good player, a leader and such an elite athlete. He’ll do anything for the team.” Bergeron admitted to CBC that he could feel “my chest was closing in on me,” but couldn’t exactly tell what was wrong. He eventually found out, and the myriad injuries will likely be what defines Bergeron’s career with the Bruins, especially considering how much he risked to try and bring another Stanley Cup to Boston. “Honestly, I’ve never thought twice about it,” Bergeron told CBC. “I wanted to be part of that game. I didn’t know it was that bad. But I wanted to play. I wanted to help my teammates. I have no regrets nor Have I second-guessed staying and playing. But I guess I had my share of injuries that series.” Bergeron is still hopeful he’ll be cleared and ready to go when the Bruins open training camp Wednesday. Filed under: Boston Bruins, Headlines, Mike Cole

MORE FROM YARDBARKER:
One Gotta Go: NFL Legends (and Jose Canseco!) Have No Love For Captain America
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

The NFL is thinking about eliminating the preseason

Romo expected to miss 6-10 weeks with broken bone in back

Kaepernick explains why he is protesting national anthem

Dwyane Wade’s cousin shot and killed in Chicago

NFL tries to reduce kick returns, promptly causes more kick returns

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

San Francisco Giants inching closer to a record they really don’t want

Clint Dempsey undergoing testing for irregular heartbeat

Troubling details emerge from Jeremy Jeffress' DWI arrest

Chargers would welcome Joey Bosa if he signed contract

Falcons rookie Keanu Neal needs surgery on knee

Jerry Jones unhappy with Ezekiel Elliott's dispensary visit

Heading into the homestretch: 2016 ROY favorites

Premier League notebook: The love affair at Man U

One Gotta Go: NFL legends talking comedians is no joke

It's all about timing: The evolution of the clock in sports

Predicting the unpredictable: Your MTV VMAs rundown

10 great moments in the career of Roberto Duran

Marshall’s first impression of Fitzpatrick: ‘He was terrible’

One Gotta Go: NFL legends bring the hate for fast food

What you need to know about the Champions League draw

Six worst quarterback situations in the NFL

Can the San Francisco Giants bust their teamwide slump?

A look at 2016 college football conference changes

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Premier League notebook: The love affair at Man U

Heading into the homestretch: 2016 ROY favorites

One Gotta Go: NFL legends talking comedians is no joke

It's all about timing: The evolution of the clock in sports

Predicting the unpredictable: Your MTV VMAs rundown

10 great moments in the career of Roberto Duran

The 20 best boxing movies of all time

One Gotta Go: NFL legends bring the hate for fast food

What you need to know about the Champions League draw

Can the San Francisco Giants bust their teamwide slump?

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker