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Kings’ Fraser skates after going through concussion protocol

Dec 17, 2013, 12:48 AM EDT

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Less than a full week after taking a hard hit into the boards from Frazer McLaren of the Toronto Maple Leafs and going through the concussion protocol, Colin Fraser was back skating with his L.A. Kings’ teammates on Monday.

After that game last Wednesday, Kings’ head coach Darryl Sutter’s update on Fraser was that he had gotten his “bell rung,” which was an interesting assessment given the seriousness and long-lasting affects of concussions not just in hockey, but professional and amateur sports.

Fraser missed two games as a result of his injury, and had to go through some extensive testing before he was able to return to the ice, as per an article in the L.A. Times.

“They give you 15 words or whatever and then you repeat back as many as you remember, like three times,” Fraser told the L.A. Times.

“Shapes, memory and you’ve got to draw them. That was the written stuff. Then there’s a computer test, which is the same concepts but now it’s on the computer. … They do it (as a base line) and every couple of years you’ve got to update it and they compare the results to see how you’re doing.

“I’ve never had a concussion … some guys are unlucky and some guys are lucky. There’s no rhyme or reason to it.”

  1. blomfeld - Dec 17, 2013 at 1:37 AM

    ‘FALL IN’ FRASER … WE’RE GOING BACK IN

    Friends, there’s two things which immediately ‘jump out’ at first read of this story:

    1) Tucker is ‘not’ a communist !

    2) As Martha Stewart would say, Fraser’s speedy recovery is indeed a ‘good’ thing !

    The bottom line is that we need this ‘good’ man back in the line, no different than a Porsche needs all four wheels to be bolted on tightly ! In the meantime, tomorrow we face a bunch of freaks from Edmonton at Staples and God willing we can ‘crush’ them ! … and ya know, I think we just might ? … :)

    GO KINGS GO !!! … TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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