It is wishful thinking.
Gillis,having never had a concussion knows only what he is being told.
It is a quote,a sound bite,an answer to a question in vague,hopeful terms
The Nucks medical staff and especially Gillisare like the rest of humanity that have not suffered concussions or even a single concussion.
The replies/comments here on this serious medical issue range from somewhat knowledgeable and very thoughtful to accusatorial ignorance.
And yes,I do know somewhat that of which Dan is going through as I have had not one but multiple concussions at various times in my life and of varying degrees of severity.
Pray the concussion is not in any way hampering his cognitive skills or abilities.
This is an injury that is deadly serious and being 'hopeful' is in no way a forecast of any merit,whatsoever.
Ballard,Booth,Hamhuis and now Daniel.These guys are all playing a super high intensity sport at breakneck speed and are only one potential hit away from retirement-or worse.
Edited by nuck nit, 30 March 2012 - 11:31 AM.