FLYERS general manager Paul Holmgren says he is "sore" but is otherwise in good spirits following a scary bicycle accident on Labor Day in Avalon, N.J., that still has him hospitalized in Camden's Cooper University Hospital.
Sources indicated yesterday that doctors originally were concerned about possible internal bleeding when a spot showed up on images of Holmgren's chest after his spill.
Holmgren, 55, lost his balance on his bike and fell when traveling at a high rate of speed, according to an accident report released by the Avalon Police Department.
"It appears that he might have hit a rut or something as he was biking in Avalon," Flyers president Peter Luukko said in a statement. "I know Paul and he's pretty fast on that bike, so he probably went over pretty hard.