Due to an unexpectedly long recovery from eye surgery in October, Ruggiano said he wasn't healed until last month.
"It was like 21/2, three months after my surgery, and I couldn't see out of my right eye," he said. "And I thought I wasn't playing this year. Like, 'I'm done.'"
Ruggiano, 26, had tried to have lasik surgery, but doctors told him he didn't qualify because his corneas are too thin. So he had a procedure called photorefractive keratectomy, or PRK, a common eye surgery before lasik came along.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Justin Ruggiano Update
Joe Smith has this from Justin Ruggiano on his eye surgery:
-- By Doug at 3:47 PM