On Oct. 24, Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger took a Mikhail Grabovski stick to the face during a follow-through on a shot and missed two weeks. When he returned, Pronger played just five more before being sidelined with a virus that coincided with minor knee surgery and concussion-like symptoms.
Those concussion-like symptoms did not dissipate and tonight the Flyers announced that the 37-year old Pronger will miss the rest of the season, including playoffs with severe post-concussion syndrome.
From the Flyers:
"After consultation with respected concussion specialists Dr. Joseph Maroon and Dr. Micky Collins, it is the opinion of both doctors that Chris is suffering from severe post concussion syndrome. It is the recommendation of Doctors Maroon and Collins that Chris not return to play for the Philadelphia Flyers for the remainder of the 2011-12 season or playoffs. Chris will continue to receive treatment and therapy with the hope that he can get better."