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Now JVR Has a Concussion

Jan 14, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT

At a time when fans and media alike are wondering the degree to which James van Riemsdyk is slowed by a possible hip injury, and trade rumors once again encircle the third-year Flyer, he'll now be sidelined with a concussion.

At a time when fans and media alike are wondering the degree to which James van Riemsdyk is slowed by a possible hip injury, and trade rumors once again encircle the third-year Flyer, he’ll now be sidelined with a concussion.

Per Paul Holmgren: “James was hit in the head in each of our last two games. He reported yesterday, not feeling like himself. He will be out indefinitely with a concussion.”

Defensemen league-wide are unpacking their bags, canceling those apartment hunters in Philly. The Flyers, meanwhile are without a winger who’s had a relatively quiet season, but is a dangerous scorer nonetheless. Hopefully this will be on the day-to-day end of the “indefinitely” spectrum, rather than the black hole at the other.

Video of one of the possible conc-causers below.

Tim Panaccio talked to some players who said the initial hit was actually against Ottawa. Dave Isaac points us in the direction of this video, which is tough to see how hard he was actually hit in: