MY BLUES ACCOUNT            

  • RSS

Colaiacovo Recovering from Eye Injury

Thursday, 02.3.2011 / 12:03 PM CT / St Louis Blues - News
By Chris Pinkert  - St. Louis Blues
Share with your Friends

Colaiacovo Recovering from Eye Injury
Blues defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo was back at the rink Thursday after being cleared by doctors to begin skating.

Colaiacovo has been out of the lineup since being hit in the eye with the puck during the Jan. 18 game vs. Los Angeles.

"It was tough, something I never wish upon anybody," Colaiacovo said Thursday. "To be able to come to the rink today and skate this morning for the second day, I consider myself grateful I didn't suffer anything worse."

A timetable for his return to the lineup has not yet been set.

"It was a really scary moment for me," he said. "It made me really appreciate the gift of having two eyes. Obviously, what could have been a lot worse, the doctors told me to have an injury to your eye, they said this was probably the best case scenario.

"I did lose my vision for a couple days, but I've made tremendous progress since the time."

Colaiacovo said that when he does return to the lineup, he'll likely wear a cage for the first couple of weeks due to the injured area still being sensitive. He says he plans to begin wearing a visor after that.

"It's made me have a reality check about wearing a visor, really making sure I continue the rest of my life with two eyes," he said. "I did escape the severity of what could have been career threatening or even life threatening. I'm not taking any chances.

Colaiacovo was placed on injured reserve on Jan. 19.



MORE is the official Web site of the St Louis Blues. St Louis Blues, and are trademarks of the St Louis Blues Hockey Club. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2015 St. Louis Blues Hockey Club and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.