Flyers GM Holmgren Hurt in Bicycle Crash: Report - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Flyers GM Holmgren Hurt in Bicycle Crash: Report



    Flyers GM Holmgren Hurt in Bicycle Crash: Report
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    General Manger Paul Holmgren was reportedly hurt in a bike crash.

    Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren reportedly suffered some nasty injuries in a Labor Day bicycle accident along the Jersey Shore.

    The crash happened on 58th Street in Avalon, N.J., a witness told NBC10.

    Avalon Police confirmed that Holmgren, 55, has a cut on the right side of his head and a shin abrasion. According to the police statement:

    "He was conscious and alert at the time of the accident and told police that he lost his balance while on his bicycle. Mr. Holmgrena was wearing a helmet..."’s Tim Panaccio had different details on the GM's condition:

    Sources said Holmgren, 55, was riding a bicycle and suffered broken ribs, a broken shoulder, and other injuries that required stitches. He was taken to Cooper Medical Center...

    He remains hospitalized at Cooper University Hospital. Flyers officials said late Monday night they hoped to have more information on Tuesday. Holmgren is expected to recover from his injuries, they said.

    Cooper Hospital tells NBC10 that Holmgren was in stable condition Monday night.

    Flyers defenseman Matt Carle tweeted his best wishes to his GM:

    "Heard about Holmer earlier today, was waiting to comment on it until the media found out...hope he's doing alright...scary, scary situation."

    Calls to the Flyers by NBC10 weren't returned Monday night.

    Holmgren took over for Bobby Clarke as Flyers GM in 2006. He coached the Orange and Black for four seasons (1988-89 to 1991-92) and played parts of nine seasons with the Flyers in the 1970s and 80s.

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