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04-17-2013, 09:20 PM
A Fistful of Dollars
Join Date: Jan 2004
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Gotta love the guy. Sorry, I don't have a link for the article, but this quote made me smile.
This is the full article and a link:
The man with the beard and glasses looked different than I remembered him. But while sitting down with one of the most menacing defensemen ever to play the game, I began to appreciate the depths of Chris Pronger's internal struggles with the effects of injuries he suffered during NHL games in October and November of 2011: the disorientation of a lingering eye problem caused by a stick to the face as well as the headaches and depression that stemmed from that injury and likely from post-concussion syndrome as well.
For my story entitled Chris Pronger Has a Headache that appears this week in the April 22 edition of Sports Illustrated, the Philadelphia Flyers blueliner detailed the symptoms of his ailments, the aches and pains, and the particular day-to-day challenges of trying to get better. For that story and the above video, he spoke frankly about the depression he felt while often sitting alone in dark and quiet rooms, too susceptible to light and sounds to engage fully with the outside world or even with his family. The simple act of tossing a ball to his kids, he told us, would cause his head to throb because of the motion of his arm.
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