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Here is the update on Cam Fowler from the Anaheim Ducks who released this last week:
Wearing a grey hat, black t-shirt and pants, and a grey hoodie, Cam Fowler casually strolled out of the locker room with his teammates following their pregame skate today at Honda Center. Though he will not join them on the ice tonight as they take on the Arizona Coyotes, Fowler sees light at the end of the tunnel, and it grows larger with every passing day.
It’s been nearly two months since he suffered a complex right facial fracture involving the orbital bone, cheekbone and upper jaw bone on November 12 that Fowler says required three or four plates and approximately 10 screws to fix. The 27-year-old defenseman was told to take three whole weeks off following the surgery, but has resumed skating over the past few weeks. Today was another step in the right direction for Fowler, who says he’s happy to be back with his teammates.
“That’s one of the main things that can be overlooked no matter what kind of injury you have,” he said. “The way the team works, you’re kind of removed from that when you’re injured. You really don’t get to hang out with the team that often. Being back in the locker room and getting to catch up with the guys has been a breath of fresh air. I love hanging around these guys, so it’s good to be back.”
He’s careful not to put an exact return date on the calendar just yet, but says the original time frame (approximately eight weeks from the time of injury) hasn’t really changed. Fowler says he’s pleased with the way his body has reacted to an increased workload over the past few days, including a practice today that included game-simulation drills.
“As long as things keep progressing, and I feel good physically and mentally, just take every day one step at a time,” he said. “It’s hard to put a set date on it yet, but as soon as possible as long as I don’t put myself in jeopardy.”
Fowler will wear a full-face shield for the foreseeable future, which will take some getting used to, but he doesn’t mind. Fortunately, his vision wasn’t affected by the injury, which he admits could’ve been far worse.
“My goal is to get back as soon as I can,” he said. “There are lot more things that have to fall into place. Every day you push it that much further to see how things are progressing. Haven’t had any setbacks, and hopefully I don’t.”
[I give full credit to the Ducks and Kyle Shohara for providing this update on Fowler]
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Source: Kyle Shohara- Fowler Takes the Next Step in Recovery from Facial Injury
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