Another NHL player's career may be over due to head injuries

Published December 8, 2022 at 2:53 PM

Less than a week after news broke that Jakub Voracek's career could be over due to concussions, it appears another player's career may also be in jeopardy. According to Rick Dhaliwal, a Vancouver Canuck's insider, it is expected that soon some news about the health of defenseman, Tucker Poolman will be released. Poolman has only played 3 game this season for the Canucks before a reoccurring issue resurfaced.

Feeling is we will find out soon on Tucker Poolman (migraines) future.

Poolman has been seeing specialist.

Agent Dean Grillo : Should know more soon.

Some feel it is a long road ahead for Poolman.

In his career Poolman has battled through multiple injuries. Over his career he's dealt with shoulder surgery, a concussion, two bouts of COVID-19 and most recently a puck to the face. But the issue that continues to plague Poolman, migraines, something there is no known cure for, only medication.

It is very possible that this could be the end of Poolman's career. Poolman played in 3 games to begin this season, but then announced he wasn't physically capable of competing on a day-to-day basis. Hopefully at some juncture Poolman finds some peace and can either make a full return, or figure out a way to live day-to-day.

Poolman is in year 2 of a 4 year contract which pays him an average of $2,500,000 per season. It is likely that retirement is out of the question, because doing so would result in the forfeiture of moneys owed.
December 8   |   1 answers
Another NHL player's career may be over due to head injuries

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