Oct 30, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Paul Martin (7) handles the puck against Boston Bruins left wing Milan Lucic (17) during the first period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Pittsburgh Penguins won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Paul Martin Injured? Not Ill? [Update: Out of Olympics]

 

Pittsburgh Penguins and Team USA’ defenseman Paul Martin is reportedly missing today’s semifinal matchup with Team Canada because of an illness, but now several reports are refuting that.

According to Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and Julie Stewart-Binks of FOX Sports, they each say that Martin is suffering from a hand injury, contrary to the illness prognosis.

A sickness is one thing, but any injury that puts him in a cast immediately spawns hold-your-breath syndrome.

Martin’s tournament status now is officially in doubt, however, we shouldn’t rule him out entirely, given he may just have a cast to heal it faster.

For Americans, and specifically Pens’ fans, let’s hope Martin isn’t out long-term.

UPDATE

Martin will reportedly miss the rest of the Olympics, due to a hand injury – according to Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

The 32-year-old is allegedly suppose to miss a month, but he has yet to be given a prognosis from the Pens’ doctors – per Rossi.

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