Scary news out of the Philadelphia Flyers organization on Monday night as it was reported by Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia that general manager Paul Holmgren was involved in a bike accident in Avalon, New Jersey.
According to Panaccio, Holmgren suffered "broken ribs, a broken shoulder and other injuries that required stitches."
The Avalon Police Department sent out a release on Tuesday regarding the incident (h/t to broadstreethockey.com).
AVALON POLICE STATEMENT ON BICYCLE ACCIDENT
(Avalon, NJ) — Avalon Police were called to the scene of a bicycle accident on Monday, September 5th, 2011 at 11:28am. A man identified as 55 year old Paul Holmgren of Somerdale, New Jersey was riding his bicycle northbound on Dune Drive at 58th Street when he lost his balance and fell from the bicycle. No other vehicles, bicycles, or pedestrians were involved in the accident.
Mr. Holmgren suffered a cut to the right side of his head and a shin abrasion, and was transported to Cape Regional Medical Center in Cape May Court House, New Jersey by the Avalon Rescue Squad. He was conscious and alert at the time of the accident and told police that he lost his balance while on his bicycle. Mr. Holmgren was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
Avalon Patrolman Samuel Hoffman was the responding officer.
The Flyers have yet to make an official announcement but several players, including Matt Carle and James van Riemsdyk went to Twitter to express their concern.
Holmgren, 55, has been with the Flyers organization since the mid-90's and has held a number of positions in the front office. He was named general manager of the club following the resignation of Bobby Clarke early in the 2006-07 season.