Pronger out with concussion-like symptoms

Chris Pronger sidelined with concussion-like symptoms

Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger will be sidelined indefinitely with concussion-like symptoms.

Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren says Pronger has complained of a fairly persistent headache and sluggish feeling over the last few days. Pronger will visit with two concussions specialists Wednesday in Pittsburgh.

"While Chris's knee is improving, he has struggled with other issues that are concussion-like symptoms," the team's general manager Paul Holmgren said in a statement Friday.

"I think over the last few days he's had some difficulties . . . a fairly persistent headache, just [a] sluggish feeling — so we're just trying to do the right thing here and get him checked out by the doctors. Is it a concussion? I don't know that we know that. We want to get a better idea, obviously."

It's been a tough season for Pronger, Philadelphia's captain, who also missed six games with an eye injury.

He underwent surgery on his left knee last month and was expected to be out for another two weeks.

NewsCore contributed to this report.

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