Bruins’ Savard: “There is no comeback in the foreseeable future”


On Monday, Marc Savard gave an update on his concussion recovery — and unfortunately, it doesn’t sound good.

The Boston Bruins veteran, who hasn’t played since Jan. 2011 due to lingering post-concussion symptoms, took to Twitter to inform his followers as to where his health is at:

Savard’s concussion woes began in Mar. 2010, when Pittsburgh Penguins forward Matt Cooke delivered a hit to Savard’s head on a blindside check.

While he was able to eventually return to the lineup following the Cooke hit, Savard was knocked out of action again 10 months later after taking a knock from Colorado defenseman Matt Hunwick.

That hit caused a second concussion, one that may have ended the 35-year-old’s career.

In announcing that Savard would miss the entire 2011-12 campaign, Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said that “based on what I see, what I hear, what I read, and what I’m told, it’s very unlikely Marc will play again.”