Puck Daddy Interview with David Perron

It has been difficult to get professionals to talk about concussions, not only the injury but the recovery from the injury.  Puck Daddy of Yahoo! Sports has posted an interview with St. Louis Blues player David Perron.  It is some good stuff to read;

What do you think is the biggest misconception about concussions?

It’s tough. When you look at the person, he looks normal. I know myself when I’d go in the room last year, I looked normal to the guys and they would ask how I was feeling. And after a while it kind of gets on your nerves a little bit to get asked 30-40 times a day how you’re feeling. You understand the people around your team are caring about you, but you’re trying to get your mind off of everything and hopefully recovering quickly.

I think the biggest thing is, Continue reading

Many NHL Players Coming Back From Concussion

If you are a casual follower of sports then you for sure know the plight of Sidney Crosby and his long comeback from his concussion he sustained on New Years Day.  Recently he has been doing “much better” according to sources and believes that he is much closer to a return to full go;

Sidney Crosby believes he is getting closer to being cleared for contact.

The Pittsburgh Penguins’ star was pleased after going through another trouble-free practice Monday, a day after taking part in a scrimmage in which hits were banned.

“Obviously, the more good days you have, the nearer you get, and, hopefully, we’ll get there shortly,” said Crosby, who is recovering from a concussion that occurred more than eight months ago.

However there is a huge difference between practice in a controlled setting, where no hitting is allowed, and an uncontrolled game.  It would be a massively different story if the NHL were to ban shots to the head, but that is a rant for a different day.  The reason you know about “Sid The Kid” so well is that he is not only the face of a franchise but the NHL itself.

Is Crosby the only one dealing with such issues?  The answer is an emphatic no.  Below are other players in the NHL using the off-season to get healed up after concussion. Continue reading