Spa visit positive step in Laine's recovery

Winnipeg Free Press—January 10, 2017

Winnipeg Free Press reports on the aftermath of Winnipeg Jets forward Patrik Laine's concussion.

After the concussion diagnosis, the Jets followed NHL protocol which indicates a player can resume playing once he's successfully completed a series of six steps with no ill effects.

Erin E. Manning, MD, neurologist at HSS, said the the concussion risk for hockey players is always there. "We know that a previous history of concussion can make it harder to recover from future concussions."

"We really have to ensure people get the time to heal before they return to playing the full sport, to hopefully prevent them from having these prolonged symptoms down the road if they get another head injury," added Dr. Manning.

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