Ottawa Senators forward Clarke MacArthur is on the road to recovery after suffering a concussion on Sunday.
The 31-year-old forward was hit by Patrick Sieloff during a training camp scrimmage, but does not lay any blame on the prospect for the “unfortunate incident.”
In a statement posted to his Instagram account, MacArthur said it was “simply a hockey play that ended in a hit causing me to suffer a concussion, a play that could happen at any point.”
MacArthur also made it clear that his intentions are “to work towards returning to the ice soon.”
Here’s the full statement:
First off, I want to thank the team and the fans for all of the support after the unfortunate incident on Sunday. To me, it was simply a hockey play that ended in a hit causing me to suffer a concussion, a play that could happen at any point. We have been encouraged by how my body has reacted in the days since the injury and the team has been great giving me all the time I need to rest and recover. I will continue to consult with doctors and my entire support group, but I felt it was important to let everyone know that my intentions are to work towards returning to the ice soon.. Thanks again #sensarmy. -Griswold
MacArthur had a difficult season last year, playing just four games as a result of a concussion suffered at the beginning of the 2015-16 season.