Ducks winger Patrick Eaves has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome, a disorder of the peripheral nervous system resulting in severe weakness, the team announced Monday. Eaves was hospitalized in the intensive-care unit this weekend but is expected to make a full recovery. Guillain-Barré syndrome can result in near-paralysis and symptoms are typically most severe in the first three weeks. Recovery can take as short as a few weeks or as long as several years, according to the NIH. The cause of the disease is unknown. “I want to thank Dr. Robert Watkins Sr. and Dr. Danny Benmoshe for their early diagnosis of my condition, along with the proactive Ducks medical team,” Eaves said in a statement.
Ducks Winger Patrick Eaves Diagnosed With Rare Nervous System Disorder
SI | Oct 24