Forsberg suffers concussion playing in Sweden

STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Peter Forsberg sustained a concussion
Thursday night in his first Swedish Elite League game since
breaking his hand six weeks ago -- an injury that could end his
career, according to his father.
Forsberg, who plays for the MoDo team coached by his father, was
cross-checked into the boards by Farjestad's Peter Nordstrom during
the second period of a playoff game. Nordstrom was ejected for the
"He's had his share of concussions, I think it is enough now
[to cause him to retire]," coach Kent Forsberg said.
MoDo's team doctor had Forsberg under observation at the team
"The first thing (Nordstrom) did in the game was to hit Peter
right on his arms," Forsberg's father said. "You do such a thing
for only one reason."
Farjestad won 5-4 to take a 3-1 lead in the quarterfinal series.
The head injury was the latest to plague Forsberg's otherwise
brilliant hockey career.
He had a handful of concussions while playing in the NHL with
the Colorado Avalanche.
Forsberg had an ankle injury that kept him out for the entire
2001-02 regular season, and he missed the final two rounds of the
2001 playoffs because of a ruptured spleen. Forsberg has also had
surgery on his shoulders, groin area and thigh.
It's unclear if Forsberg planned to stay in Sweden or return to
North America after playing in his home country during the lockout
that canceled the entire NHL season.