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Lilja: "Feels like a bad hangover"
Half a year ago threw Detroit's Andreas Lilja gloves in a fight with Nashville hill Shea Weber.
He went so far beaten the doctors told him to stop playing hockey - now struggling 34-year-old to make a comeback.
- Directly after the injury felt as if someone struck with a hammer in the head. Now it feels more like a bad hangover, "said Lily to Sydsvenskan.
August 6, 2009
"I have a headache every day"
Andreas Lilja has been fighting a ban of Detroit. Not so strange if you look at how badly things went last.
Andreas injured himself so severely that he was half a year later still have a headache.
- I can not play so physically yet, but I have had a few elbows to the head but I have had more headaches from it.
Just after the accident, he was doubtful whether he could come back. The doctors said he should stop playing hockey.
- Then it felt heavy. It was discovered that I have a lump of blood and brain tissue in the leak. They thought it was broken by the blast.
Hope trouble-free years
Later it turned out that lump was congenital and had nothing to do with the blast. Today is the MalmÃ¶ brought up the hill back and train a bit easy on the ice with RÃ¶gle. But mainly it is cycling and strength training that apply.
- It is very much ahead. The headaches decreasing every day. My goal is to be on Detroit's training camp which starts on 12 September.
And he very much looking forward to making a comeback. Lilja's current contract with Detroit expires next year, after he is hoping for a couple of trouble-free years in the NHL.
- I've had fights ban. I must keep away from fights.