Originally written on Goon's World  |  Last updated 11/5/14

UNIONDALE, NY - DECEMBER 14: Kamil Kreps #28 and Keith Ballard #2 of the Florida Panthers look on against the New York Islanders on December 14, 2009 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
<span style="font-family: Times, "Times New Roman", serif;">Here is a story about former Golden Gopher and current Vancouver Canucks Keith Ballard and what he has gone through with a concussion that he suffered earlier this season playing for the Vancouver Canucks.
<span style="font-family: Times, "Times New Roman", serif;">Elliott Pap, Vancouver<span style="font-family: Times, "Times New Roman", serif;"> --- Sun Ballard, 29, participated in the Canucks' morning skate prior to their game against the Los Angeles Kings and talked later about what he has endured since his last lineup appearance Feb. 7 against Nashville.
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<span style="font-family: Times, "Times New Roman", serif;">It may provide some insight into what Daniel is facing, or has faced, since Duncan Keith's cheap-shot elbow took him out last Wednesday in Chicago.
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<span style="font-family: Times, "Times New Roman", serif;">“I had a lot of different stuff,” Ballard said. “I had dizziness and a lot of headaches during the day. I was sleeping 16-18 hours a day and, when I tried to do some light workouts, I ended up getting real sick and I'd be in bed for four days. By around the end of February, we almost had no choice but to just shut me down and not do anything. At that point, I couldn't get through a day without a lot of symptoms.”
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<span style="font-family: Times, "Times New Roman", serif;">According to Ballard, he was initially injured Feb. 5 in Colorado.


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