Massive rumor states Auston Matthews could be dealing with concussion

Julien Trekker
April 30, 2024  (10:26)

Toronto Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews in a press conference.
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In a new report, a massive rumors states that the Toronto Maple Leafs' top player Auston Matthews could be dealing with a concussion.

The Leafs are set to face the Bruins tonight for their fifth clash of the series, and it could be the last time we see Toronto on the ice this season, as they face elimination.
As of now, we still don't know if Auston Matthews will be able to play. He's been pulled out of game four by the doctors, due to his "lingering illness", and Sheldon Keefe's post-game comments weren't reassuring.
He stated:
"For whatever reason, it's not one of those everyday types of illnesses that sort of come and go. This one has lingered, and the effects have lingered and gotten worse when he's on the ice asserting himself."
The longtime Leafs analyst Howard Berger emitted the hypothesis that Matthews could be dealing with a concussion:
"I know that Matthews has sustained at least two concussions during his years in the NHL. And, while I have no pertinent info, the fact the Leafs are calling it an ‘illness' rather than an injury — and that the issue is complicated by physical exertion — leads me to think he may have taken another shot to the head.

Of course, the NHL has strict concussion protocol and the Leafs would be obligated to keep Matthews out of the line–up if he's experiencing any effects of post–concussion syndrome. I'm sort of debunking my own argument, but no one tells the truth in the playoffs. So we are left to speculate. And, I'm comfortable with the head–shot hypothesis."
With all the secrecy going on during the playoffs, don't be surprised if we don't know the details of Matthews' health before the Leafs' run is over.
Do you think Auston Matthews is dealing with a concussion?