Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 03/14/07 at 03:03 PM ET
from Habs Inside/Out,
After an optional practice on Wednesday morning where Alex Kovalev was only able to stay on the ice and skate by himself in full gear for about twenty minutes, Kovalev met with reporters afterwards to tell them he’s suffering from vertigo and hopes it’ll go away in the next few days.
Otherwise, the Russian winger said, his career could hang in the balance.
added 3:46pm, via the Montreal Canadiens,
“I’m feeling a little better but still a little shaky,” said Kovalev, who has been dealing with a bout of vertigo since Monday morning. “I definitely wouldn’t wish this experience on anyone. I’ve heard some guys say that some players were forced to retire because of it. Hopefully that doesn’t happen to me.
“I woke up Monday at 4 a.m. and it was like I was standing on my head,” explained Kovalev. “I felt perfectly fine on Sunday.”
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