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

Marc Savard

Boston Bruins forward Marc Savard reacts during a news conference, Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, in Boston, where it was announced that he has been placed on long-term injured reserve and will miss the remainder of the 2010-11 season. Savard sustained a concussion during a hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche on Jan. 22, his second concussion in 10 months. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)


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:

I tried to workout today with my trainer I felt like crap but I need to do it #battle

— marc savard (@MSavvy91) October 22, 2012

For the fans that keep asking there is no comeback in the foreseeable future I miss the game it has given me everything I have today

— marc savard (@MSavvy91) October 22, 2012

I do in fact hope there is still a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel to play but that rest on the doctor shoulders so far #nochance

— marc savard (@MSavvy91) October 22, 2012

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.”