Re: Patrice Bergeron
posted at 4/2/2013 5:55 AM EDT
In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:
In response to lambda13's comment:
NAS I think you are way under-playing Bergeron in that post. He won the Selke. He scored the cup-clinching goal, and added another for good measure. He's almost a point-per-game and is beginning to get his game back to pre-concussion when it comes to offense. He plays in any and all situations. He leads the league in faceoff percentage. I don't think there is a single team that wouldn't be willing to offer the moon for him. That's just my .02
That cocussion was in 2007, Lambda. If he is still being affected by it in 2013, there is something a lot bigger going on.
He's a great player, but he would never be traded for the same package a top line guy would be.
You can have on going symptoms for years and even permanent lapses throughout your lifetime. Whether or not it lingers does not always measure the severity of the injury.
You can have a grade-1 concussion but still suffer from extreme headaches and sensitivity to noise and light as you would with a grade-3. It's about the swelling and not always the symptoms, those vary.
So, in Bergeron’s case he can suffer from headaches let’s say but it would not be related to any past trauma. However, if a correlation is made through a diagnosis that it is linked to past trauma that in itself is still suspect on assuming he is suffering from anything “bigger” than normal concussion symptoms. Unless, of course, doctors detect some abnormality in blood circulation that may lead to hemorrhage then your assumption would have some validation.
All in all, I highly doubt he’s having re-occurring episodes. The kid is healthy and getting better every year.