They’re dropping like flies. Yet another notable NHL player is unable to play because of a newfound medical condition. This time it’s not only a star of the league, but the longtime captain of a franchise.
Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews announced yesterday that he would be unable to participate in training camp due to symptoms that have left him feeling “drained and lethargic” and would be out indefinitely while his doctors try to determine what is going on with his health.
“I am working with doctors so I can better understand my condition,” Toews said. “Until I can get my health back to a place where I feel I can perform at an elite level and help my team, I will not be joining the Blackhawks for training camp. I do not have a timetable for when I will rejoin the team. I am extremely disappointed, but it wouldn’t be fair to myself or my teammates to attempt to play in my current condition.”
There are so many health issues that could cause one to feel that way, so doctors have to perform myriad tests to figure it out. Hopefully, they figure it out and he gets the treatment that he needs. His health is much more important than hockey. After he takes care of himself, he can return.