Kris Letang injury: Penguins star suffers stroke, will be out indefinitely

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang is out forever after suffering a stroke on Monday, the group revealed. This is the 2nd stroke Letang, 35, has actually suffered in his NHL profession.

Letang reported his signs to the Penguins’ medical personnel on Monday and was required to a neighboring healthcare facility. Testing revealed that Letang suffered a stroke. There are not anticipated to be any enduring results on Letang and this is not anticipated to end his profession. While Letang is anticipated to go back to the ice ultimately, the group will sideline him while he goes through more tests and creates a strategy with the medical personnel. 

Penguins basic supervisor Ron Hextall launched a declaration on Wednesday, stating that Letang’s long-lasting health is the leading concern.

“Kris reported symptoms to the training staff on Monday and was immediately taken to the hospital for testing,” Hextall stated. “The test results were shocking to hear, but we are grateful that Kris is doing well. We are thankful to the medical staff and the physicians at UPMC. He is a warrior on the ice, but first and foremost, he is a son, father, husband and friend. His health is our number one priority.”

Letang likewise launched his own declaration and stated that he is grateful to have an eager sense of when something is incorrect with his body.

“I am fortunate to know my body well enough to recognize when something isn’t right,” Letang stated. “While it is difficult to navigate this issue publicly, I am hopeful it can raise awareness. It is important for me that my teammates, family and the fans know that I am okay. I am optimistic that I will be back on the ice soon.”

Letang likewise suffered a stroke in 2014, and tests revealed then that he has a small hole in his heart. For most people, that hole closes gradually, however not in Letang’s case. He had the ability to work his method back from that stroke and has actually played 8 more years in the NHL ever since.

This previous offseason, Letang signed a six-year agreement extension with the Penguins worth an overall of $36.6 million, and he is having another efficient season. Now in his 17th NHL project, the three-time Stanley Cup champ has 12 points in 21 video games and leads the group in ice time.

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