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Update On Pavelec

via the Thrashers PR,


Ondrej Pavelec was released from the hospital yesterday following two days of testing.  Preliminary results indicate Ondrej had a neurocardiogenic syncope episode (a type of fainting spell), which caused him to fall and hit his head on the ice, leading to the subsequent concussion and loss of consciousness.  He was cleared to return home following a battery of testing on his heart and brain.  For precautionary measures, he is undergoing further tests on his heart as well as blood and genetic testing this week.  If all goes as expected, he will be medically cleared following those results and will be available to resume playing at the conclusion of any symptoms from his concussion.


I want to thank all the doctors, trainers and emergency personnel who took such good care of me.  I would also like to thank my teammates, all the fans and everyone in the hockey community who have reached out to me and offered their support and well-wishes over the last few days.  I hope to be back in action as soon as possible.


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redxblack's avatar

it’s a non-diagnosis and a fancy way to describe his symptom. No one can say what causes this. They might has well have said vasovagal syncope - it’s an older term that means the same thing. Something happens and the body shuts down to protect itself.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 10/11/10 at 02:50 PM ET

edillac's avatar

great,glad he will be OK

Posted by edillac from isolation on 10/11/10 at 02:50 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

I’m hopeful they don’t find anything further wrong with him.  Glad to hear that he’s ok.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 10/11/10 at 03:02 PM ET

TheFreak's avatar

At least he’s back home now. Hopefully not finding anything obviously wrong doesn’t comes in the future to haunt him. Good luck to him.

Posted by TheFreak on 10/11/10 at 03:12 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Atlanta has some of the best hospitals in the country.  He got real good care.

Glad he’s okay.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 10/11/10 at 03:33 PM ET

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