Found January 15, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
As has happened so many times this season, a player was hit hard in the head and went down.  Andrew Desjardins got to his feet and was helped to the quiet room.  Now Sharks fans wait, and that’s pretty much what the team does too. During the game, one of the announcers mentioned something to the effect of “we hope he can return to the game.”  This comment made me angry which is why I won’t repeat who said it.  I absolutely did not want to see Desjardins back on the ice in this game.  He looked distinctly woozy, he clearly needed to be treated as if he had a concussion.  You can’t wish it away, you take care of it. We know now that you can be concussed even if you don’t lose consciousness or feel particularly woozy.  Symptoms can crop up later in either situation.  So if someone does have one of those symptoms right away, the odds are good he has been concussed.Continue reading "San Jose just keeps on rollin’"

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