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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Devils Injury Update: Ryane Clowe still not cleared to play

By on 9/17/2014 08:30:00 AM

Concussions are an injury that take the longest to heal. Sometimes they never completely heal and can be felt years later. Hockey players are known to get concussions (one of the top injuries), but all end up back on the ice fairly quickly if they have received proper care. Ryane Clowe of the New Jersey Devil's is hoping to return to the ice fairly soon.

Clowe suffered a concussion on March 31st, 2014. This ended his 2013-2014 season, having him miss 32 games due to concussion issues.

He has started training again and returned to the ice to start skating. As of right now, Clowe is not cleared to play hockey yet but he is aiming to be back come training camp or even sometime at the beginning of the season. His return is in the hands of the medical training staff.

Clowe says, "I feel pretty good. I'm not going to say if I'm ready to go or not because I've got to get cleared to play and I've got to see the doctor again before the season starts. But I feel good. I, obviously, haven't done any contact. I've been skating the last few weeks, just scrimmaging since I got back with the guys. I've been on the ice and stuff. The biggest thing with me is when we start practicing, if I get some contact in then and just go from there. I've been feeling pretty good. I've been working out pretty normal the last, I guess, month."

Before any physical tests, Clowe will see a concussion specialist to make sure he is ready to start contact and playing again.

Last season with the Devils Clowe played 43 games, had 7 goals and 19 assists.

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