The NHL injury and concussion spotter must have taken the night off last night.
Anybody who saw Sidney Crosby go flying head first into the end boards all thought the same thing: Oh no, not again.
He was slow to get up and then skated slowly back into the play and then to the bench.
Did he have to go through the concussion protocol? Nope. He was back on the ice.
This is a league that has pulled goaltenders for the concussion protocol with far less concerning circumstances then going full speed into the end boards, one week after needing to take a game off with a concussion.
However, this isn’t all on the spotters. The team’s trainers should be stepping in to take Crosby from the game after a play like that. The fact they didn’t is exactly what these independent spotters are there for to have the best interests of the players at mind.
Well, so much for that. If you weren’t skeptical before that the concussion spotters were just a public relations stunt to help the league’s image in a multi-million dollar lawsuit, you should be now.