Lindros, still looking pale, just days after he suffered a hemothorax. From: http://www.mcall.com/sports/hockey/flyers/mc-pictures-eric-lindros-through-the-years-201-010,0,1423133.photo

RICE & MICE: Hemothorax

Hemo-what? Hemothorax. Hemo- means blood and thorax means chest, so literally blood in the chest. More specifically, a hemothorax is a collection of blood in the pleural cavity, the space between the chest wall and the lung. Thirteen years ago, on April 1, 1999, Eric Lindros suffered one of the more bizarre and serious injuries that we will see in hockey. The Flyers were in Nashville, playing and battling against the Nashville Predators. Little did they know, in the wee hours of the next morning, Lindros would be battling for his life. Nobody could ever pinpoint which check caused the …