Flyers veteran Pronger discusses concussion, depression

By Staff
Originally Published: 7 March 2013

Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Chris Pronger addressed the media on Thursday about not only his eye injury but his career-threatening concussion that has kept him sidelined since November 2011.

The 38-year-old told the media that he still suffers from concussion symptoms but is not ready to retire just yet… Click here to read on

I feel like a new person. I learned how to deal with people when I wasn’t a football player. I always wondered how they’d react to me, if they’d respect me. I found out I have other attributes that I like—and that others like. The injury made me a lot more mature. I have a better grasp of reality in life. I’m more patient and giving. I’m a lot closer to my family and more team oriented. I’m so much stronger emotionally. I have proven to myself that I can overcome the most dreaded injury in football. It’s almost like dying and realizing life has been given back to me. I can’t wait to play.

~ Keith Millard

Note: This quote is from Deep Scars by Jill Lieber (Sports Illustrated, July 29, 1991 | Volume 75, Issue 5)