Jonathan Toews’ Concussion: Ball Dropped by Captain and the Chicago Blackhawks

March 10th, 2012 by Jon Fromi Leave a reply »
Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews skated with his team for the first time since being removed from the lineup on February 19th. Afterward, everyone received confirmation of what had been speculated on for several weeks.

Toews was, in fact, suffering from concussion symptoms. It also appears that this injury was mishandled, though much of the blame can be cast upon Toews himself.

Toews as reported by Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times:

"It's up to me to be honest with myself and be smart about it," Toews said. You learn to play through so many things, but this might be the one thing that might not be an intelligent thing to do."

It's easy to forget that Toews is sill a 23-year-old young man who still has a thing or two to learn about life. However, the argument is to be made that to hide symptoms in the face of known dangers of doing so puts a large measure of responsibility on the player in this case.

We still have no confirmation of when Toews first started suffering concussion-like symptoms. The only thing we now know for sure is that Toews felt badly enough following February 19th's game in St. Louis to be remo ...

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