Report: David Perron’s Season Over
David Perron has officially been shut down for the rest of the 2010-11 season, as reported by TSN. Perron has slowly been making progress in his attempt to return from a concussion suffered on November 4th against San Jose, but still has yet to return to skating.
This is the correct decision, and as I mentioned in an article earlier tonight, it was only a matter of time before this news was formally announced.
While Perron’s symptoms have slowly (keyword slowly) improved, it is still pretty alarming to think that he hasn’t actively skated since suffering the injury. Concussions have various effects on different athletes, which is truly puzzling, as Andy McDonald suffered a concussion and made a return during the time that Perron has been sidelined.
It’s a shame that Perron’s season had to end this way as he jumped out to such a hot start by scoring five goals and two assists in his first 10 games.
However, as disappointing as it may be, it’d make no sense to rush Perron back considering the Blues are in no way involved in the playoff hunt.
Hopefully, Perron can stay motivated and keep trying to work his way back. He has the entire summer ahead of him to train, condition and hopefully resume skating.
This season has been one disappointment after another, but we already have a lot of things to look forward to for the 2011-12 season – and now you can add the hopeful return of David Perron.
Update – March 12th, 10:11am: In a pretty surprising turn of events, Darren Pang has Tweeted that the Blues have not officially shut Perron down for the season, despite what we read last night in a TSN article.
Not sure how info like that gets mixed up, but we’d still imagine if the Blues haven’t “officially” announced his season is over, it most likely is.