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Perron Not Close To Returning

from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

If there’s been any good to come out of David Perron’s concussion, which has caused him to miss the last four months of the Blues season, it’s that he’s seen another side of life.

“I started to learn Spanish a little bit ... I’m actually getting better,” said Perron, a French-Canadian. “It’s quite easy because speaking French is quite similar. I’m also reading books about becoming a pilot.

“In my life, there was only hockey before that injury, and now you realize there’s more. I can’t say there are too many positives from the injury, because there isn’t, but that’s one of them. I’m looking at life in a different angle, and it’s pretty good. I’m sure when I came back, though, I’ll go back to the exact same (hockey) mindset, but you grow as a human.”

Perron isn’t close to returning to the ice, but he hopes that he’s nearing a solution for the concussion-related symptoms that still linger from a hit by San Jose’s Joe Thornton on Nov. 4.

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This is a SLOW CLAP moment - to the Sharks fans who accused Perron of faking an injury when hit by Thornton.

Posted by CallMeJerry on 02/25/11 at 02:05 PM ET

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Jerry,

Sharks fans aren’t to blame here.  They’re not the ones who put Perron back on the ice almost immediately.  Look at the training staff, the coaching staff, even the player himself.  What’s sickening to me—as a Sharks fan who likes the Blues, who likes David Perron—is that the severity of the concussion might have been minimized had he not been thrown right back into the action.  It’s an old-school way of thinking that has the potential to have severe ramifications.  You’d like to think that this incident, and the Crosby one (continuing to play, basically, with a concussion) would ramp up awareness, but I’ve yet to see it, really.

Posted by nosferatu from Albany, NY on 02/25/11 at 02:49 PM ET

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