Canada

Hockey player speaks out after eye injury

Leafs defenceman Bryan Berard spoke about his devastating eye injury for the first time Wednesday. He said that he can see some light in his injured right eye.

Berard was accidentally struck by Ottawa Senator Marian Hossa's high stick in a March game.

Doctor's are unsure if Berard will be able to see again.

The injury prompted debate about whether or not hockey visors should be made mandatory.

Despite his injury, Berard said that he thinks visors should not be compulsory in the National Hockey League.

"We're professional athletes, I think we can make the choice whether to wear a visor or not," he said.