Patrice Bergeron suffering from broken rib, torn cartilage, separated shoulder & punctured lung

Pittsburgh Penguins v Boston Bruins - Game Three


The Bruins didn’t win the Stanley Cup despite the fact that one of their players is apparently superhuman.

News leaked following Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final that Bruins center and alternate captain Patrice Bergeron had been playing with various (and very serious) injuries, including a broken rib, torn cartilage, a separated shoulder and a punctured lung.

Bergeron suffered the broken rib and torn cartilage during Saturday’s Game 5 against the Blackhawks. He eventually left the game and was transported to a Chicago hospital via ambulance. The 27-year old forward reportedly received a shot that helped numb his nerves to allow him to play through the pain.

He then separated his shoulder during the first period of Monday’s Game 6 and punctured one of his lungs immediately following the game.

Bergeron returned to the hospital after the Bruins’ Game 6 loss in Boston and he still remains hospitalized.



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