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Willie Eldon O'Ree.

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O'Ree was the first black player in the NHL, but the main purpose of the article here was to reveal that he was blind in one eye for his entire career and no one ever knew about it. He feared he wouldn't be allowed to play pro with one eye so kept it a secret. It was a pretty interesting read.

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O'Ree was the first black player in the NHL, but the main purpose of the article here was to reveal that he was blind in one eye for his entire career and no one ever knew about it. He feared he wouldn't be allowed to play pro with one eye so kept it a secret. It was a pretty interesting read.

Some great eye doctors back in the day. It's amazing what doctors and trainers did and didn't do way back when.

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I'm just barely able to restrain myself from making a crack about Dr. Rahmani. Anyway, interesting stuff.

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I wonder how many other players back then were hiding medical problems.

Some guys may have played their entire careers with a concussion.

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