Nick Ellis Recovering From Concussion Suffered In Basketball Practice

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Former Notre Dame basketball standout Nick Ellis, who is currently at the University of Mobile, is recovering from a severe concussion, his father, George Ellis, said. 

His father stated, "It happened this past week at a team practice when Nick and a teammate were going for a loose ball., Though both players received concussions, Nick's head injury was in the frontal lobe above the eye. 

"Team athletic trainers and the team neurologist said it has caused Nick to have mini tics or mini seizures when exposed to bright or intense light. Although not common, it is not an unusual  injury based on the point of impact."

George Ellis said, "He is doing better and the seizures have stopped. The only thing lingering is the headaches. Tests showed no other trauma. 

"Team trainers expect Nick to make a full recovery and, if all goes well over the next few weeks, they think Nick may be ready to return as early as Dec. 1st."

Nick Ellis said, "The hardest thing right now is doing my school work; the computer screen gives you a headache after only a short period of time. What will be tougher is getting back in playing condition since i will not be able to work out for a while." 

Ellis, who led the team in three point percentage last season, said he anxious to get back.


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