Now, Flyers fans biggest fear may be coming true. Over the weekend it was reported that Giroux suffered a neck injury while playing in Germany. The play is apparently in question after no penalty was called. Giroux told Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News that it was “a little neck injury” and that it’s “nothing to look in to.” Well that all is changing. Broad Street Hockey and Oliver Koch of Berlin are reporting that Claude Giroux is coming back to North America to meet with a head and neck specialist in Atlanta. According to HockeyWeb,
Forward Claude Giroux is missing the Eisbären Berlin for an indefinite period. The 24 year old Canadians will tomorrow travel to North America and is let yourself examined by a specialist in Atlanta with different tests, on the ice and off the ice.
These tests are precautionary measures on the polar bear Manager Peter John Lee with Giroux agreed to exclude a heavier injury and its consequences. Giroux was not unconscious after the incident in the Krefeld game, the SCAT test (new standard for injuries in the head and neck area) yielded no clear findings. Giroux still complains of feeling unwell.
The polar bears have taken note of the discontinuance of proceedings by the disciplinary board with incomprehension. "The heads of the players must be protected. I'm not sure if all those involved know what is necessary for that. I expected a different ruling according to the previous decisions of the DEL", says Peter John Lee.
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