Monday, February 23, 2004

Is Eric Lindros' career finished?

A well known eye specialist and close friend to the Lindros family is urging Eric to call it a career. Dr. Thomas Pashby, says that Eric should hang up his skates before he suffers another concussion and ends up "punch drunk"

The 88 year old doctor, who has been a long time friend of the family says if he were Eric's grandfather, he would urge him to retire, saying that there's a lot of life left after hockey. And while the advice has been offered as a close friend, Lindros is weighing his options and would still like to play if he can.

He is to see Montreal concussion specialist Dr. Karen Johnston this week, and will need her permission before he can get back on the ice. Dr. Johnston has a full appointment book with Jeremy Roenick, Keith Primeau and Lindros to name a few waiting for further tests and information. Her word is going to go a long way to shaping some hopes this post season.

Lindros needs to take his time and decide what's best for him, beyond hockey. For most of his career somebody else has been making decisions about and for him. This time it's a very important one that has to be made, he really should do what's best for him and him alone. Perhaps it's time for him to leave the game with his head held high, before he can't hold it up anymore!

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