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Dominic Turgeon Out While Undergoing Treatment For Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– The Grand Rapids Griffins on Thursday announced that center Dominic Turgeon will be out of the lineup indefinitely while undergoing treatment for thoracic outlet syndrome, which caused a blood clot affecting his right arm that was diagnosed yesterday prior to the team’s road game against the Texas Stars.

Dr. Ryan Turley performed a procedure to alleviate the clot Wednesday evening at St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center in Round Rock, Texas. Turgeon is scheduled for another procedure today before a consultation next week in Tampa, Fla., with Dr. Karl Illig, who successfully treated Tampa Bay Lightning star Steven Stamkos for a similar condition two years ago.

It is expected that Turgeon will resume his playing career after making a full recovery. Further updates on his condition and prognosis will be provided as warranted.

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BladesOfSteel's avatar

Is it just me, or do blot clots in atheletes seem to be happaning more often recently? Thinking there has been a handful of athletes in recent years, when I don’t ever remember hearing about it in years past.

Posted by BladesOfSteel on 04/12/18 at 03:11 PM ET

BladesOfSteel's avatar

*blood clots

Posted by BladesOfSteel on 04/12/18 at 03:12 PM ET

duhduhduh's avatar

Perhaps they are just better at diagnosing them

Posted by duhduhduh on 04/12/18 at 03:28 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Perhaps they are just better at diagnosing them

Posted by MoreShoot on 04/12/18 at 03:28 PM ET

It’s this I think.

I have two nephews that both were diagnosed with blood clots at different times from playing high school football.  Both missed their seasons, but took care of the problem to be able to at least finish their HS careers.

Their mother (my sister) has a medical background and knew some of the warning signs (especially the second time).  There’s more knowledge and education on them out there than there used to be, according to her.

Had they not been diagnosed, something very, very bad probably would have happened to my nephews on the field at some point, and it would have been sudden and unexplained.

Posted by Primis on 04/12/18 at 04:37 PM ET


Posted by BladesOfSteel on 04/12/18 at 03:11 PM ET

When things seem more frequent, I usually chalk it up to a) more athletes and b) more media/access

Posted by EthrDemon on 04/13/18 at 03:14 PM ET

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