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Report: Concussed Savard dealing with memory problems

TSN.ca Staff

3/27/2011 2:15:06 PM

According to an ESPN report, Bruins centre Marc Savard's concussion problems are not going away.

The story has an anonymous source saying that Savard is having "real memory problems and he's quite worried about it."

Savard last played in a game on January 22 in Colorado when he was concussed on a hit by Avalanche defenceman and ex-teammate Matt Hunwick which sent him crashing into the boards head-first. He was placed on long term injury reserve shortly after.

At that time, Savard was not sure when he would be able to return.

"I'm not going to make any decision about my future until I get some more medical stuff done. I've just got to be patient going forward," he said in the ESPN report. "My agent talked to me a lot, and he gave me time to think about a lot of things. It's going to be tough, especially watching them play."

The 33-year-old has suffered two concussions in less than a year. Savard also sustained a Grade 2 concussion on a blind-side hit by Pittsburgh's Matt Cooke on March 7, 2010. He missed the final 18 regular season games and didn't return from that injury until Game 1 of the second round of the playoffs. He missed the first 23 games of this season dealing with post concussion symptoms.

Savard said his symptoms include being sleepy all the time, and explaining that things seem to move slower now. He has two goals and eight assists in 25 games this season for the Bruins.