Former NHL Players Want You To Pay Attention To Hockey Concussions, Too
The tears began to flow from Temple Greenleaf’s eyes not long after she began describing the pain of watching her husband, former NHL defenseman Dale Purinton, deal with the havoc concussions had wreaked on his brain. Depression. Anxiety. Alcohol abuse. A near-complete loss of memory.
“I describe it as watching someone in a fire, in a house, and I couldn’t pull him out,” Greenleaf said, dabbing her eyes. “There was nothing I could do. There was no help I could give him.”