Flyers’ Sean Couturier Takes A Puck To The Head (Video)
Things got awfully scary for the Philadelphia Flyers on the ice Saturday afternoon, and no, we are not talking about the embarrassing scoreline that saw the visiting Boston Bruins come away with the 6-0 victory. Instead, what we are referring to is the incident that occurred with less than a minute remaining in the first period, as Flyers rookie forward Sean Couturier took a Kimmo Timonen slap shot to the back of the head.
Couturier remained on the ice as trainers attended to him. He was eventually escorted off the ice and taken to a nearby hospital, where doctors performed tests to check for possible skull fractures and/or internal bleeding.
Couturier is just the latest Flyer to be sidelined by a head injury, as they are already without team captain Chris Pronger, leading scorer Claude Giroux, and youngster Brayden Schenn, all due to concussions. Pronger is said to be experiencing a severe case of post-concussion syndrome and could be sidelined for the remainder of the regular season and playoffs. As for Giroux, he has begun skating with the team, but there is currently no timeline for his return.
Here is a look at Couturier’s frightening injury from Saturday afternoon’s game.