Detroit Red Wings forward Patrick Eaves is still dealing with concussion-like syndromes eleven months after his injury. According to Ansar Khan of MLive, Eaves still experiences headaches since taking a shot to the side of the head. When asked about his injury, the forward revealed that he is still not close to being medically cleared:
"Good days and bad days, still,'' Eaves said.
Eaves skates with some of his locked-out teammates a few times per week, but admitted that he would not be ready to go if training camp had started this week.
The Red Wings' training and medical staff can currently treat and communicate with Eaves because he was injured before the lockout and has yet to be cleared from the original injury. Eaves is also seeing a specialist at the University of Michigan.
The forward suffered his injury on Nov. 26, 2011. He attempted to block a shot by Nashville Predator Roman Josi, but the puck smacked him in the side of head, concussing Eaves and breaking his jaw.
Eaves is hopeful that he can still recover, citing former teammates Andreas Lilja and Brad Stuart as examples of players who returned from long-term concussion injuries.