NOW HE'S OUT...
Despite his assertion that he was ready to go. Despite the thought by the coach and general manager that there was a chance, there was really never a shot of Coburn playing today.
Although they won't admit it, Coburn does have a concussion.
Typical Flyers fare.
Frankly, it's frustrating... both from a writer's perspective and that of the fans.
When blatantly lying to the media and their fans the Flyers should take this thought into consideration:
Philadelphia fans are disenchanted with Eagles coach Andy Reid because he chooses not to share information with them - leaving them as "need-to-know status."
It's frustrating - just divulge the information. If the kid has a concussion - call it a concussion. Keeping these head injuries secret is a bad practice.
One of these days, somebody is going to play with a concussion, with full disclosure to the team, and get hurt again - even worse.
Every sport has a dark cloud of some sort... hockey happens to have a concussion problem.
And the Flyers are one of the most egregious offenders.