Re Alrovski

googled repeated concussions, just to give you guys an idea of why arlovski is where he is physically:


Repeated Concussions

Even if SIS is not an established problem, there is NO debate that repeat concussions significantly worsen long-term outcomes. After athletes sustain one concussion, they are three times more likely to sustain a second concussion compared to other players who have not been concussed. Repeat concussions, even when mild, can increase the risk of post-concussive symptoms (PCS) such as headaches, memory loss, difficulty concentrating, etc. Chances of PCS are even more increased if the second injury occurs too soon, before recovery from the first has taken place. The higher the rate of concussions, the higher the risk of long-term cognitive dysfunction




Eric Lindros reportedly is hanging up his skates for good.

Lindros, 34, will announce his retirement Thursday in his hometown of London, Ont., a source told the Canadian Press.

Eric Lindros (88) erases Pascal Dupuis from the play last Feb. 6. Eric Lindros (88) erases Pascal Dupuis from the play last Feb. 6.

(Matt Slocum/Associated Press)

Speculation is he will accept a position within the NHL Players' Association under newly hired executive director Paul Kelly.

Lindros compiled points at a Hall of Fame pace, registering 372 goals and 493 assists for 865 points in 760 games over 13 NHL seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers, New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs and Dallas Stars.

Lindros captured the Hart Trophy in 1995 with the Flyers after recording 70 points in 46 games in a lockout-shortened season. He enjoyed his most productive campaign the following year, posting career highs in goals (47) and points (115) in 73 games for Philadelphia.

But injuries, especially concussions, eventually took their toll as he averaged only 58 games and never played a full season.


A bullish forward blessed with tremendous skill, Lindros was slowed by six concussions over a 27-month period, and failed to regain the form that earned him MVP honours.

Lindros suffered his first concussion when checked by Darius Kasparaitus on March 7, 1998, missing 18 games.

He sustained four more concussions between 1999 and 2000, but the sixth concussion, on a bone-crunching hit by Scott Stevens, knocked him out of the 2000 Stanley Cup playoffs and forced him to sit out the entire 2000-01 NHL season.

Lindros was never the same player after that, but went on to play five more seasons, overcoming two more concussions.

Eric's younger brother, Brett, was forced to retire from the NHL in 1996 at age 20 following a series of concussions.


sorry for the FRAT but I find this stuff interesting

anyone else know athletes that retired from concussions? I dont follow alot of other sports

Yeah, I remember that well. How strange that both brothers took SOOOOO many concusions??? Both players looked to have promising careers too....

I suggest that Arlovski might be wise to retire...

Quite a few are listed here

one things for sure, he needs to take a break

for leghound, pretty good read on long term effects: