Originally posted on Diehardsport  |  Last updated 12/27/11
Concussions have hit the NHL hard and has the league seeing stars – in the stands instead of on the ice. The NHL got news today that another star is out indefinitely after suffering a concussion. Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber was hit hard on December 23 by Mark Fistric of the Dallas Stars, and Preds coach Barry Trotz says that there is no timetable for Weber’s return.    Weber joins a star-studded list of other NHL players who have been sidelined with concussions this season, including well documented injuries sustained by Sidney Crosby, Ryan Miller, and Chris Pronger. Let’s look at some statistics for the 2010-2011 NHL season compiled The Concussion Blog:   This graph shows that defenseman suffered the most concussions compared to other positions.  However, splitting the number in half (to account for a right and a left defenseman) will give you 19.5%, which compares with the other positions at around that 20% mark.  The prevalence for concussions appe...
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