In his first public comments since suffering a fractured orbital bone and broken nose on February 6 in Minnesota, Nashville Predators and Team USA general manager David Poile has revealed that not only has he gone through three surgeries, so far, to replace the injury, but he also has lost vision in his right eye.
In speaking with the Nashville Post, Poile said that he had to have stitches in the eye due to it being opened up from the injury.
“I’m not trying to be a hero or anything else,” Poile told the Post. “This is not a good situation. It is difficult but I have to – and want to – move on. … There’s different adjustments that [I’m] going to have to make but there’s lots of people that have lost an eye and they’re operating very well and I have to be one of them.”
He continued: “There’s obviously damage in there that I’ve probably heard but haven’t totally listened to as they gave me the details. All I know is that there is substantial damage such that I don’t have any sight today and they’re holding out hope that something might change as the eye heals and improves.”
Hopefully Poile can make a full recovery and regain vision in his eye. Everyone at Fansided is pulling for you.