IF HE HAD BEEN INJURED, even slightly, with his history HE SHOULD (and unless his team is completely negligent- would) NOT HAVE BEEN SKATING.
Not true. Not based in medical fact. Not based in anything except your self professed "common sense" understanding of a complex medical condition.
I and a few other people have made thorough explanations which you don't want to believe.
You would rather believe that Hossa was faking his injury and deserved an academy award for his performance.
I can assure you that a person can be hit in the head and hurt badly enough to be lying in the ice for a little while, and yet be fine to play 3 days later.
A player can also be "injured" but not miss games, no matter how much you want to redefine the word differently. For example, Bieksa was injured tonight and missed the rest of the game. If he plays on Sunday, it doesn't mean he was faking it tonight.
The most reasonable explanation, and the one that fits the facts is that:
- Hossa was hurt by being hit in the head
- He was removed from the game and evaluated
- He was not found to have any post concussive symptoms, or at least anything significant
- He was kept out of the remainder of the game to continue evaluating for symptoms which can appear up to a day after a hit
- Over the next two days he was further evaluated and found not to have any symptoms with greater amounts of exertion
- He was cleared to play
Your much less reasonable explanation:
- Hossa was NOT hurt by the hit to his head and decided to fake injury
- Hossa decided to lie on the ice in order to draw a penalty
- When the penalty was assessed, Hossa decided to continue faking the injury and be taken out of the game hoping that maybe it would result in a 3rd line player getting supplemental discipline and miss a game against another opponent.
- Hossa felt that it was a good trade-off for him to miss the rest of the game even though he was completely healthy in order for him to accomplish the above
- The Hawks medical staff and Hossa were not in fact doing a medical evaluation because there was no injury and were instead chilling out in the dressing room for the entire 3rd period joking about how they were screwing the Canucks and maybe ordering pizza.
I agree, Deb. Provost, there is a difference between "injured" and "gone for a checkup".
That is not what she has been saying. She has been saying that Hossa was acting, and not hurt. If he was taken back for a "check-up" it means he was hurt badly enough to be removed from the game... you don't check someone up for a made up faked injury.
Edited by Provost, 23 February 2013 - 02:58 AM.