Jonathan Toews opens out about his health challenges and what he's been dealing with!

Published June 30, 2021 at 11:10

After months of uncertainty, Jonathan Toews, the captain of the Chicago Blackhawks, took to social media to publish a video explaining what had been going on with him and why he would miss the full 2021 season.

«I just think there was a lot of things that just kinda pilled up and my body just fell apart, and so what they're calling it is Chronic Immune Response Syndrome, where I just couldn't quite recover. My immune system was reacting to everything, to any kind of stress, anything that I would do throughout the day, was always kind of like a stress response."

Back in December, Toews had announced that he had been «experiencing symptoms that have left me feeling drained and lethargic» and didn't have a timetable for a return to action.

In a video shared to social media on Wednesday morning, he expressed his frustration at having to rest and not knowing when he would be able to return to the ice.

Finally, we can see that Toews has returned to the rink, is skating, and appears to be in good health. He took the time to thank everyone who has supported him during this difficult time, emphasising how patient fans, insiders, and commentators have been with him. He is eternally grateful to his comrades and the organisation that helped him achieve his goals.

He acknowledges that he was quiet about what was going on with him because he needed the privacy to focus on getting healthy and returning to what he enjoys doing. He keeps praising the audience and says he can't wait to play in front of them again. He intends to return next season.

Toews has returned to Chicago for training, and this is more than just good hockey news. We're relieved to hear that Toews is doing better, since, as he says, life is about more than hockey.

"There's more to life than hockey. But I'm excited to get back to the United Center to play ... I think my best is going to come through."

Credit: HockeyFeed
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