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Claude Giroux: It Was the Pitching Wedge

Sep 4, 2013, 12:03 PM EDT

source:  Claude Giroux was at the Skate Zone over in Vorhees today working on skating drills but not using his stick because he’s recovering from surgery on the torn tendons in his hand that he injured playing golf a couple of weeks ago.

Many wondered how exactly Giroux sliced his wrist and Tim Panaccio tells the story today featuring right winger Jason Akeson watching Giroux try to get a ball out of the turf.

“He took a pitching wedge and just to punch the ball out,” Akeson said. “He took too much ground and the club snapped in half.”

Giroux walked over to Akeson after the club snapped.

“We gotta go,” he said.

That sounds bad, but this sounds even more ominous:

“My first thought was, well, I’m bleeping panicked,” Giroux said.

Claude is scheduled to be looked at by a doctor later today but he believes he’ll be ready for the Flyers opener on October 2nd.

>>Giroux: ‘I will be ready for season opener’ [CSN]

  1. lyle - Sep 4, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    “WHY WAS HE PLAYING GOLF?!!? HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN A CONFINED AREA WORKING OUT, GETTING READY FOR THE SEASON…HE DOESNT CARE ABOUT THE TEAM OBVIOUSLY!”

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  2. rich - Sep 4, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    I thought it was his finger. Now it’s his wrist?

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  3. Billy - Sep 4, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    I’d like to know if he’ll really be ready or if this is a case where he’s going to be playing the entire season injured and BSing his way through it. That kind of stuff hurts the team and it hurts him, because instead of healing, he’s never back to 100% and it doesn’t matter how you start the season, but how you end it. So if he is always at 60-80% because he never fully healed vs. being 100% come the playoffs, I think the entire fan base would say, “skip the first month or two if you have to.”

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  4. Neil - Sep 4, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    Hit the ground too hard? Or got pissed off and hit a tree?

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  5. OneManWolfpack - Sep 4, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Claude, You smashed your club and got lucky. Just admit it. Ha

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