Bergeron slowed by strained oblique muscle
Injury news is gonna start trickling out now, as per usual.
Patrice Bergeron played through a strained oblique muscle. Bergeron said he first felt the injury in Game 3. Bergeron aggravated the injury in Game 5, when he was limited to three third-period shifts.
Bergeron will not require surgery.
“It was probably 60 percent. I don’t know exactly. I’m not very good at that,” Bergeron said. “It was just hard to battle – reaching out and trying to battle when my arm was extended. I couldn’t get to full speed. It was always there.”
Bergeron had a scoring chance in overtime of Game 7. Based on replays, GM Peter Chiarelli believed that Bergeron’s injury prevented him from stretching out fully to pursue the puck.
Bergeron also had a broken nose.
Gotta admire these guys. No one tougher than a hockey player. A Sox player would go on the 90-day IR for something like this. Especially a guy like JD Drew. ****ing *******.
* Tyler Seguin will most likely require surgery on his left hand. Seguin was injured on March 15 against Florida. Two days later, Seguin was a game-time decision against Philadelphia, but was able to play. Seguin said the injury didn’t affect his game too much.
"You know what? I go into a fight, I'm going into a fight to hurt you. I'm not going in there to play patty cake."
- Steve Mac