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Blue Jackets forward Sean Kuraly doubled over in pain after incident against the Maple Leafs.
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Sean Kuraly Breaks His Silence About His Serious Injury During Scary Incident During The Maple Leafs Game

Published December 29, 2023 at 6:04 PM
BY TYLER BALL
     
Today a new update has been provided on a scary scene from the Columbus Blue Jackets and Toronto Maple Leafs game. During the game Blue Jackets forward Sean Kuraly suffered a scary injury.

Kuraly Suffers Serious Injury After Collision With An Opposing Player



During a recent matchup against the Toronto Maple Leafs a Columbus Blue Jackets forward suffered a potentially serious medical problem.

During a normal forecheck in the offensive zone Blue Jackets forward Sean Kuraly was involved in a collision. After being hit Kuraly immediately rushed off the ice holding his chest. Once he made it to the bench paramedics were alerted something was wrong and the game was stopped.



The teams would head to the locker room after such a scary incident. The game continued and no significant updates were given on Kuraly's health. That is until Kuraly was able to speak recently and give an update.

Kuraly Gives Major Update On Scary Health Issue



Sean Kuraly was able to speak with the media in Columbus on Friday. During his availability he said he told the medical staff something felt wrong as he held his chest.

"I think something is wrong."

He also says he was light headed and struggling to breathe due to this incident at the time.

#CBJ Sean Kuraly said he was struggling to breathe when he left the ice in distress last Saturday vs. #LeafsForever. Was light-headed, but never lost consciousness. Praised the docs and first responders who gave him immediate care in Nationwide Arena.


After a full evaluation of his chest and vital organs Kuraly was diagnosed with a rib contusion. Kuraly says the immediate reaction was scary but serious issues were ruled out fairly quickly.

«It was a bit of a scare, obviously, and then found out pretty quickly it wasn't anything serious. But right off the bat, a bit of a scare.»


As of now, Kuraly remains day-to-day with the contusion but is back with the team. This situation thankfully was not serious but did show fantastic protocols in place to provide quick response times to potentially significant health scares.

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