On Monday night, hockey fans were forced to watch the gruesome sight of Nathan Horton lying motionless on the TD Garden ice after getting hit in the head by Aaron Rome. On Tuesday morning, they were given the unfortunate news that they were expecting.
Tony Massarotti of 98.5 The Sports Hub reported on the station's Toucher and Rich show that Horton suffered a severe concussion and will not be able to return during this Stanley Cup Final. The initial report, according to Massarotti, is that Horton may have avoided long-term damage, though there's no way to be sure at this point.
"He's got a severe concussion and the good news is that it doesn't appear to be any neuorological damage, broken bones, anything of the like, but he's not going to play again this series," Massarotti said on Toucher and Rich. "It sounds like he dodged some of the worrisome [long-term] issues."