After Bruins fans witnessed the violent hit that Vancouver Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome put on a defenseless Nathan Horton, they've been very concerned with the fragility of Horton going forward. So on Jan. 22, we all held our breath when we saw him go down via a Tom Sestito hit against the Philadelphia Flyers.
At Wednesday afternoon's Boston Bruins practice, head coach Claude Julien offered a little bit of insight regarding the status of the Bruins winger.
"He's continuing to progress," Julien said. "It's not a negative thing, but right now he's still not capable of skating. It's still one day at a time. Our doctors have evaluated him and they like the progress he's making, but he's not ready, yet." (via ESPN Boston)
Horton has been held out ever since, and has yet to even skate on the ice. While it probably won't come to this, Bruins fans had to watch on as they saw center Marc Savard take blow after blow. Savard continues to battle post-concussion symptoms and may never play again. With that said, keep fighting, Horty.