Originally Posted by punkasss
And there in lays the problem. From time to time means it never really heals. Which in clinical terms could mean career threatening. My statement was not to compare the two injuries but the impact on the organization as a whole if this injury to Gardiner is long term.
PCS falls in 2 catigorys of Long and Short term
Long term PCS is like Marc Savard - you improve, but the underlying is there, it doesn't take a hit to bring the side effect out for many days, months, years... (this is what the league wants to fight in the battle against concussions)
Short term PCS is just after a sudden blow - most common and happens to many people, you can blow your nose and suffer from short term PCS, smack your head of a cupboard, or get run over by a 220 pound defenseman... The side effects leave after a few seconds, minutes, hours or days...
Gardiner's issue is currently short term, he passed the baselines, got better, then took anouther blow that brought it back... Everything should be fine just shutdown for a bit, also the fact its the holiday season with less intenssive schedual, the organization likely felt they have a chance to give him time off...
That said, we have had 2 players in the past 3 years that went from Short to Long term and have ended thier careers from it in the Marlie orgnaization.
Max Taylor (brother of Dan Taylor of Abbotsford - Took one major hit, then a couple minor ones and suffered for many months and never has fully recovered, he likely could pass a baseline today, but has a squishy melon and prone to re-occuring headaches... This wasn't the only reason he ended his career... being 25 on Tryout contracts in the AHL likely means your not going to sustain a future in the game, Now he is a Real Estate Agent in Toronto, apperently very reputable...
Richard Greenop (OHL fans may remeber this walking brick shit house) - was a goon that took too many hits to the head from fighting, unfortunatly he was starting to become a hockey player that was not out of place on the ice much like a Colton Orr at the time he sustained the concussion problem, from what I heard his was a rather intense case where he was sensitive to lights and sudden movements... I can guess at how many concussions he sustained over his career, but apperently the final one was a 'One and Done' situation...
F: H Sedin, Plekanec, Kovalchuck, Perry, Cammalleri, Oshie, Stepan, Anisimov, Kunitz, Justin Williams, Little, Baertchi, Huberdeau, Olli Jokinen, Eberle, Rattie, Alfredsson
D: Boumeester, Green, Carlson, Vlasic, Del Zotto, Myers, Scandella
G: Niemi, Varlamov, Neuvirth, Harding, Ramo, Vasilevski