Primeau dizzy but optimistic
PHILADELPHIA (CP) - Flyers captain Keith Primeau remains out after five weeks of recovery from a severe concussion.
``At times, I see the light at the end of the tunnel and then I get recurring
symptoms,'' Primeau told the Philadelphia Inquirer. ``I am looking forward to getting back to playing and I finally think
it is getting closer.''
His only symptom is the spinning sensation in his head. On Monday, he said
he was ``spinning like crazy'' and he wasn't even exercising.
``I can have spinning during normal conversations with people,'' he said.
``Even on the ice, I know it is there. Physically, I feel good on the ice and that adds to the frustration. But by the afternoon,
my symptoms reappear.''
Primeau said he has felt awkward by not being around the team over the last
month. As captain, he said, he's supposed to be ``in the loop.''
``It's really discouraging,'' he said. ``We had a lot of faces change in the
last couple of weeks and you don't feel part of it.''
He is also frustrated that he has been unable to give coach Ken Hitchcock
a time line for his return.
``He asks every day,'' Primeau said. ``I have been frustrated at times with
him, the doctors, the whole scenario.''