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Blackhawks’ Jujhar Khaira released from hospital following scary hit by Jacob Trouba

Blackhawks’ Jujhar Khaira released from hospital following scary hit by Jacob Trouba

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Dec 09
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Chicago Blackhawks forward Jujhar Khaira was released from the hospital on Wednesday following a hit by New York Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba at the United Center in Tuesday nights game.

Team physician Dr. Michael Terry said Khaira was released after undergoing “extensive testing.”

“Despite the significant injury, his prognosis is excellent, and we expect a full recovery,” said Terry. “At this point, it is too early to put a timeline on return to play.”

Blackhawks head coach Derek King shared his thoughts on the incident.

“He’s up, he’s talking, he’s very responsive, and I think he wants to get back on the ice,” King said after the 6-2 loss. “He’s done some tests already as far as what the (doctor) told me, but he has some more tests to be done. So we won’t know the extent of the injury until after these tests. … But he’s talking, he’s coherent, I guess. It’s a scary situation to see.”

Khaira was taking a pass from Seth Jones in the defensive zone and was focusing on the puck when Trouba stepped up from the blue line and checked him in the second period.

Khaira then fell backward onto the ice. The medical staff immediately entered the rink and followed the NHL’s concussion protocol on the 27-year-old. Then they called for a stretcher and Khaira was later rushed to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

“Personally, I was pretty shaken,” Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews said of the hit, as per ESPN. “I’m not going to lie to you. Just glad to hear he’s doing OK.”

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