Posted June 22, 2013

Patrice Bergeron leaves Game 5 early with apparent leg injury

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Bruins center Patrice Bergeron left Game 5 to go to a Chicago hospital. (Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

Bruins center Patrice Bergeron left Game 5 to go to a Chicago hospital. (Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

Bruins center Patrice Bergeron left Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals early with an apparent leg injury.

Bergeron was not on the Bruins’ bench at the start of the third period, and the Bruins official Twitter announced he had been taken to a local hospital for observation.

The team is not disclosing what the injury is at this time. Bergeron played just 49 seconds in the second period, and a total of 6:06 for the night before leaving the game early.

He had three goals in his previous two games. Rookie Carl Soderberg is filling in for Bergeron.


4 comments
Lyle F
Lyle F

Spector is an idiot. Does he even watch the game? It is not a leg injury. He skated off just fine, and walked into the ambulance under his own power. Watching him on the bench, he obviously was having difficulty breathing. Perhaps shoulder, but more likely ribs. But certainly "upper body".

GordonSmith1
GordonSmith1

@Lyle F Funny, the official Bruins statement specifically says "apparent leg injury".  Reading Is Fundamental


Lyle F
Lyle F

@GordonSmith1@Lyle FWell, Patrice Bergeron said he had broken rib, torn cartilage entering the game and played with a separated shoulder sustained tonight. Broken rib and torn cartilage both upper body injuries, not leg. Just as it appeared when he skated off in game 5. Watching the game is also Fundamental.

Lyle F
Lyle F

@GordonSmith1 @Lyle F  

Yea? Just wait. It's also to be reported ruptured spleen, and from my basic anatomy, the spleen is in the upper body, not lower. Time will tell,  but from seeing him labour on the bench after his 16 second shift, that was nothing to do with his legs, and everything with difficulty breathing.