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Habs’ Geoffrion must be patient with recovery process

Nov 25, 2012, 7:08 PM EDT

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Athletes – especially NHL players – are known for fighting through injuries and sometimes defying doctors’ orders. Still, in the case of Blake Geoffrion, the Tennessean’s Josh Cooper discusses the patience needed for him to recover from a depressed skull fracture on Nov. 9.

His father Danny hopes that Blake Geoffrion can avoid the urge to get ahead of schedule.

“Blake is going to have to be very patient in this whole cycle,” Danny said. “Any athlete … he’s going to get antsier and antsier with every week that goes by and all that. He’s going to have to discipline himself to follow the directions of the doctors and go by exactly what they say until one day they give him the green light.”

So far, he’s able to eat normally and go for walks, but his father said that he’s “unable to do much else.”

Still, it’s impressive that he was able to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner in a fairly typical fashion considering the fact that the injury happened about two weeks ago.

The Montreal Canadiens expect him to make a full recovery, but again, that will require a measured approach.

Related: Geoffrion releases statement thanking supporters

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