Flyers' Claude Giroux returning to have his neck examined

Posted: November 22, 2012

Flyers center Claude Giroux, one of the NHL's best players, is leaving Germany this week to have his neck injury examined by a specialist in Atlanta.

Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said Giroux was returning for "evaluation and as a precaution. He has a neck injury that has been diagnosed as minor."

Still, it has to be disconcerting that there is a chance the injury is more serious and that a concussion is possible.

"I'll be fine. Just going to make sure," Giroux said in a text message, adding that he will not be examined until next week.

Eisbaren Berlin, Giroux's team during the NHL lockout, said the tests were precautionary so he didn't suffer a more serious injury in the future.

Giroux had a test taken after he was hit last week, and it was inconclusive. The team said he continued to have problems, prompting more tests.


Contact Sam Carchidi at scarchidi@phillynews.com.

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