Hey everyone! Welcome to another Hockey Hilarity. This time, with both a heavy heart and hysterical laughing fit, I must talk about the elephant in the room: Claude Giroux actually, seriously, honestly did injure himself golfing… In a really weird, and yet oddly overly masculine way.
The Philadelphia Flyers‘ newly signed for the next eight years captain, shattered his golf club, cut some of the tendons in his right index finger, and had surgery to repair said tendons according to everybody on the Internet. So he’s missing the next five or six weeks of, what basically amounts to the rest of the off-season (and some of training camp, but who needs that crap when you’re a point a game player).
Honestly, as upsetting as this is for Flyers fans, it’s kind of like one of those “oh of course, of course Claude Giroux, the Flyers’ captain and leading scorer, would injure himself while golfing in the off-season, requiring surgery… Of course.” Because it’s pretty much par for the course in Philadelphia.
Anyway, if you steer clear of the rough and sand traps on Twitter, there were a few gems that I’d like to go ahead and share with you:
Claude Giroux has surgery on damaged finger after stray Volkswagen hit him while golfing today.
— Happy Gilmore (@_Happy_Gilmore) August 16, 2013
— Erik Johnson (@6ErikJohnson) August 16, 2013
(the above is funny because of this: http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=3605557)
Claude Giroux taking this slapshot power, taking it to the golf course, and shattering his club. #TFM
— Steven Mueller (@SteveM_10) August 16, 2013
— John Boruk (@JohnBorukCSN) August 16, 2013
Turns out, using the Rick DiPietro Bones brand of golf clubs wasn't Claude #Giroux's best choice
— Rob Riches (@Riches61) August 16, 2013
Very clever way of getting out of training camp, Claude Giroux.
— Dave Lozo (@DaveLozo) August 16, 2013
Giroux's golf club shattered as per @JoeYerdonPHT and sent shards into his finger. New nickname? Master Splinter
— Justin Brennan (@HeyItsBrenno) August 16, 2013
"Claude Giroux's injury isn't THAT embarrassing." – Dustin Penner
— Jack Weber (@Jack_Weber_) August 16, 2013
report: Flyers have bought out Claude Giroux's golf clubs.
— Ian Cameron McLaren (@iancmclaren) August 16, 2013
And easily my favorite of the bunch:
I wonder what Claude Giroux's hand injury will do to his handicap. #seewhatididthere
— Clayton Taylor (@TheFirstShift) August 16, 2013
That’s all folks. Hope everyone else is having a great off-season and staying safe, on and off the course. See you next week… Same hockey time. Same hockey channel.