Originally created 05/08/00

Lindros suffers another concussion



PHILADELPHIA -- Eric Lindros' comeback plans are in jeopardy.

Lindros sustained another concussion - his third since January - after a collision during a practice drill Thursday. He was hoping to return to the Philadelphia Flyers for the Eastern Conference finals.

It appears Lindros might be out for the season, though his doctor, James Kelly of Chicago, did not confirm it in a report sent to the team Friday.

Kelly diagnosed Lindros' with a Grade II concussion after a phone interview and submitted his report to Flyers management. Team chairman Ed Snider said the report had "no mention whatsoever of him being out for the season."

A Grade II concussion means Lindros would have to be symptom-free for at least two weeks before he can be cleared to skate. That would rule him out of the Eastern Conference finals should the Flyers advance.

"We haven't been told by anyone that he is out for the season," Flyers spokesman Zack Hill said after Philadelphia's 6-3 victory over Pittsburgh on Sunday in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Lindros has been recovering from a Grade II concussion that had sidelined him since March 13. The latest concussion is his fifth in two years.