"I had a skull fracture and some brain bruising. Basically, I messed up my equilibrium. I can hardly hear out of [my left] ear any more," he said. "The doctor said it was unlikely it will come back. But it's been a while, so I've gotten used to it. ... Now I'm actually training, football training, without the contact. Now I just have to wait and see whatever the lockout does so I can give it a shot."