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Henrik Lundqvist Could Have Suffered A Stroke If He Continued To Play

from Dan Rosen of NHL.com,

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist would have been at risk for a life-threatening injury if he kept playing with what he called a sprained blood vessel in his throat that was detected Tuesday.

Lundqvist said Sunday he won't be re-evaluated by the doctors for at least 2-3 weeks to see how it's healing, and he can do only light cardio between now and then. He even once referenced a timetable of potentially 3-4 weeks before he is re-evaluated.

"If I would keep playing I'd run a big risk of having a stroke, and that's why you have to make sure you play this one safe because it's not a sore shoulder or elbow or something like that," Lundqvist said prior to the Rangers' game against the Dallas Stars at Madison Square Garden.

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Comments

SYF's avatar

Damn.  Get well soon, Lundqvist.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 02/08/15 at 06:17 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Quite serious and scary. Get well Henrik.  grrr

Posted by bigfrog on 02/08/15 at 06:51 PM ET

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