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Eaves continues to struggle with concussion symptoms

Oct 31, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

Patrick Eaves, Drew Miller AP

Patrick Eaves told’s Ansar Khan that he’s still having “good days and bad days” almost a year after suffering a concussion (and broken jaw) while blocking a shot.

Although he seems to be doing OK skating here and there, he told Khan that he wouldn’t be ready for training camp if it was coming up this month.

“It’s hard to gauge out here, it’s summer hockey, two-on-two,” Eaves said. “I don’t feel close to where I was quite yet.”

In the mean time, he’s reportedly seeing a specialist at the University of Michigan and – one bright side – continues to collect checks from the Detroit Red Wings. He’s the only player on the roster who’s still being treated and able to see the team because of injury reasons.

Still, it’s likely he’d prefer the headaches to subside, although at least his jaw is reportedly fully healed.

  1. eyeh8goodell - Oct 31, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    But wait I thought it was the owners that “took all the risks”.

    • esracerx46 - Oct 31, 2012 at 11:08 AM

      Financially speaking. Didnt think we had to spell it to everyone. Players get paid to risk physical injury. Hope all goes well with his recovery. That was wicked!

  2. bcjim - Oct 31, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Not saying he isnt hurt but if I were an NHL player on IR, I would continue to “have symptoms” until the lockout ends.

    Because those guys I think are getting paid.

  3. sjsharks66 - Oct 31, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    That shot was nasty! I remember seeing it on NHL network. Hope he gets better sooner than later.

  4. octopusthrower - Oct 31, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    Losing Eaves was the first of many injury bummers for Detroit fans last year. Aside from Helm, he was one of our fastest skaters, not to mention a solid 20 pt player. Hope he gets better and we can see #17 back out there.

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