Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
On Twitter: kcarrera and PostSports  |  Facebook  |  E-mail alerts: Sports and Redskins  |  RSS
Posted at 5:54 PM ET, 02/ 8/2011

Capitals defenseman Mike Green out against Sharks

By Katie Carrera

Mike Green will not play against the San Jose Sharks, Capitals Coach Bruce Boudreau said, and the defenseman will undergo testing tonight. Boudreau said Green, who was struck in the head by a slap shot in the first period of Washington's 3-0 win over the Penguins Sunday and required several rows of stitches to close a cut near his right ear, was not diagnosed with a concussion.

After that game, Green said he felt woozy and Boudreau said the defenseman had headaches Sunday and Tuesday night. According to the Center for Disease Control, a concussion is a blow to the head resulting in symptoms that can include headaches, balance problems and dizziness.

"He felt fine, so I assume that he will be ready for practice and the game Saturday," Boudreau said. "With these things nowadays you just want to be overly cautious and there's still a lot of games and he's such an important factor [that] we don't want to lose him for any length of time."

According to a team spokesman, there is no official classification for Green's injury and he will undergo medical testing.

"No," Boudreau said when asked if Green was diagnosed with a concussion. "You get hit in the temple, you get cut there for a lot of stitches and you end up having headaches. No one ever said it was a concussion."

By Katie Carrera  | February 8, 2011; 5:54 PM ET
Categories:  Mike Green  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Got questions for Capitals players? Ask them here.
Next: Open thread: Capitals vs. Sharks

No comments have been posted to this entry.

Post a Comment

We encourage users to analyze, comment on and even challenge's articles, blogs, reviews and multimedia features.

User reviews and comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or privacy policies or any other policies governing this site. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions.

characters remaining

RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2011 The Washington Post Company