Clowe told the media that he didn't think not taking contact was holding him back, but that he wants to make the smartest decision in regards to his health.
He said, "sometimes you gotta be smart when you have an injury. If you ask around to people who know me, I don't like missing games and if i can play, I will play. I'm not holding out, I just don't wanna play a couple of shifts and then something happens and then I'm out again. I wanna make sure that I am all in when I go back in. It's just day to day with how I feel."