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Pronger's wife: He has his good days and bad

Posted on: January 19, 2012 12:57 pm

By Brian Stubits

Chris Pronger's season was shut down by the Philadelphia Flyers more than a month ago after it was revealed Pronger was suffering from post-concussion syndrome. It's been tough on the Flyers captain, not only dealing with the symptoms but also dealing with not playing.

With a lot of the concussed players, you hear about them having good days and bad days. It affects them so much each day is defined so starkly (and easily, unfortunately).

That's the case too for Pronger. His wife Lauren attended an event that both she and her husband were supposed to be at but Chris had to stay home as it was a bad day. Lauren talked with CSN Philadelphia about how tough it has been for her husband and family.

It's pretty tough to hear, particularly at the end of the video when you can tell that Lauren is doing her best to remain composed, saying that they would love to just have a couple of good days in a row.

Sadly, it's starting to sound similar to what Boston Bruins forward Marc Savard is going through with his post-concussion symptoms.

Tweets like the following are common for Savard to share.

There is a reason why you hear so much about concussions and all the steps to prevent them, because what these guys are going through can sometimes be the result.

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Since: Feb 12, 2010
Posted on: January 19, 2012 8:43 pm

Pronger's wife: He has his good days and bad

I really wish they would just change the hardcore outer armor on the players equipment. Put some padding on the elbow and shoulder pads. Make it so its like getting hit with a pillow instead of a shovel. Way to many concussions. Way to many players that will never see a competitive game again. SOFTEN UP THAT EQUIPMENT!!! C"MON!!!  

Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: January 19, 2012 2:16 pm

Pronger's wife: He has his good days and bad


Thanks for sharing this with me / us.

We are in Calgary at an event last night, and I was postulating that in my mind, this season's biggest story is exactly this topic. Many thanks agaain. This should be front page of the site material...maybe a little more detail on others than Chris and Marc?


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