Sunday, October 28, 2007
Bruins' Bergeron leaves hospital after breaking nose, suffering concussion
BOSTON -- Patrice Bergeron was released from the hospital
Sunday, one day after the Boston Bruins forward sustained a
concussion and broke his nose when he was smashed into the boards
from behind by Philadelphia's Randy Jones.
Team spokesman Matt Chmura confirmed that Bergeron was
discharged Sunday from Massachusetts General Hospital but declined
to provide other details. Chmura said that Bruins general manager
Peter Chiarelli might speak to reporters Monday to discuss how long
Bergeron will be out of action.
The 22-year-old center was hammered to the boards face-first by
Jones in the first period of Philadelphia's 2-1 victory over the
Bergeron lost consciousness, was transported from the ice on a
stretcher and was taken to the hospital where team physician, Dr.
Bertram Zarins, diagnosed him with a concussion and a broken nose.
No other serious injuries to Bergeron's head or neck were
revealed by tests.