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.
— Rob Rossi (@RobRossi_Trib) February 21, 2014
For those asking, cast on Paul Martin’s hand.
— Julie Stewart-Binks (@JSB_FOX) February 21, 2014
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.