Wallner speaks with Dominic Turgeon regarding his recovery from thoracic outlet syndrome

Ahead of the Grand Rapids Griffins’ season-opener, the Grand Rapids Press’s Peter J. Wallner spoke with Dominic Turgeon regarding his recovery from thoracic outlet syndrome:

Once the initial scare and concern passed, he went through an offseason of careful recovery followed by a good training camp with the Detroit Red Wings. Now, the third-year pro is ready to put the incident behind him and focus on the opener.

Ironically, it will be back in Texas on Friday.

“Yeah, I really hadn’t even thought about that,” he said.

As for camp and recovery, Turgeon added: “Overall, I thought my camp went pretty well. It was good to just get back in the groove, get back in preseason games and get back to (playing) a lot of games in a lot of nights.

“Overall, my body’s feeling good and I’m ready to go.”

Turgeon’s offseason included blood thinner for three months, followed by light training and eventually weight lifting.

“I thought recovery went well and I did have another ultrasound, and everything looks good, looks fine,” he said. “… I had a good summer of training and I had a lot of time to do it, so I feel 100 percent and ready to go.”

Wallner continues, and he posted a video of Turgeon’s remarks:



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