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Another disturbing tragedy unfolds in the hockey world

Published December 6, 2023 at 8:05 PM

In a recent hockey game in Norway on November 30, a shocking incident happened to Jonas Nyhus Myhre, a 19-year-old player from a youth team in Lørenskog, Oslo.

During a scuffle in front of the net with an opponent, Nyhus Myhre got hit by a stray blade that went through his clothes, skin, and muscle.

Surprisingly, Nyhus Myhre didn't realize how bad his injury was at first. Despite bleeding from the chest, he kept skating, only realizing there was a problem when he had trouble using his muscles.

When he reached his team's bench, he asked teammates to check his chest. Realizing how serious it was, they quickly took him to the dressing room and then to the nearby hospital for a thorough check-up.

In a post-game interview, Nyhus Myhre said:

"I had so much adrenaline that I didn't feel it for the first few minutes. But after about five minutes, it started hurting a lot, and I couldn't use the chest muscle."

Doctors found that the chest muscle was split in half, and they had to stitch both the skin and muscle. It could have been even worse if the blade had hit closer to his heart.

«I never saw the wound myself so I pulled up my jersey and asked some teammates if it was bleeding. They had a shock reaction and immediately called for a doctor.»

«The chest muscle was split in half.»

Unfortunately, Nyhus Myhre is expected to be out of the game until at least mid-February, so he won't be able to play in the upcoming World Hockey Championships.

This incident is similar to a tragic event from the previous month when American hockey player Adam Johnson lost his life after a skate blade cut his neck in October.
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