Monday, December 11, 2006

Phil Kessel being treated for medical issue

I am sure more is to come on this story, but for now the family is asking for privacy in this non-hockey related medical issue.

UPDATE: news link here

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Blogger neb said...

it will be interesting to find out what the issue is. i for one have thought he doesnt look healthy for a 19 year old, he seems to often have bags under his eyes. he also seems slow to get up from time to time when knock downed.... both of these could be unrelated, but observations i have been wondering if anyone else has noted?

12:45 p.m., December 11, 2006  
Blogger jimbuff said...

His hockey has slipped and he does not play the way he should - if there is a medical issue then it would explain alot of his inconsistent play.
I was going to do a post on how to get him going but now that it may be a medical issue I will hold off until more is released.
My best wishes go to Phil and his family at this time.

12:50 p.m., December 11, 2006  
Blogger Doobie said...

Thanks for the news, Neb. From the CBC:

BOSTON (CP) - Boston Bruins rookie Phil Kessel left the team Monday to be treated for a medical issue not related to hockey, according to a release from the player's family.

The 19-year-old did not travel with the Bruins to Montreal, where they will play the Canadiens on Tuesday night.

In their statement, Kessel's family did not specify what he was being treated for and offered no update on his condition. They also asked for privacy on the matter.

Kessel has five goals and nine points while appearing in all 27 Bruins games this season. He last played in Boston's 5-1 loss to New Jersey on Saturday night.

The Bruins recalled centre Yan Stastny and goaltender Hannu Toivonen from Providence of the AHL.

12:59 p.m., December 11, 2006  
Blogger number4bobbyorr said...

Where does it say anything about being in the hospital? Misleading or presumptuous headlines... one of my many pet peeves. Hope he's ok.

2:06 p.m., December 11, 2006  
Blogger neb said...

you are absolutly correct... i think i heard the guys say on weei that he was in the hospital, but i could have misunderstood what they were saying.... i think its safe to say we all wish him the best, as he has been only a class kid since being here.... i am going to edit the hopitalized line to something more correct my apoligies....

2:35 p.m., December 11, 2006  
Blogger neb said...

also please forgive the tpyos! ;)

2:48 p.m., December 11, 2006  
Blogger neb said...

and actually:

(CBS4) BOSTON Bruins rookie center Phil Kessel is being treated at Mass. General Hospital for a medical issue unrelated to hockey.

2:51 p.m., December 11, 2006  
Blogger number4bobbyorr said...

Thanks for verifying it neb. You know, the more I think about it the more concerned I get. I mean, *really* concerned. This seems like such an unusual press release...

2:59 p.m., December 11, 2006  
Blogger TreeBob said...

I hope he is OK, but it could be Alcohol or drug abuse. Who really knows.

3:52 p.m., December 11, 2006  
Blogger Doobie said...

Being also a KC Royals fan, I'm getting bad memories of 2006 spring training when top prospect Zack Greinke announced he was fighting depression (insert Royals joke here) and wound up not returning until the season was almost over.

The way the media is presenting this, it sounds pretty ominous. I just hope that whatever Kessel's fighting, it's not serious and that he can overcome it quickly so that he's back on the ice soon.

4:21 p.m., December 11, 2006  
Blogger number4bobbyorr said...

11:53 p.m., December 11, 2006  
Blogger TreeBob said...

Thanks Orr. I read that as well. hopefully it is not true and the family will report something different tomorrow.

Either way it is the best cancer to get. If they got it early he could live a perfectly normal life.

12:02 a.m., December 12, 2006  
Blogger Nevets said...

Thanks for the link, #4.

Disturbing, but it happens to people every day. You just have to fight it and move forward. Best wishes to Phil Kessel and his family.

3:42 a.m., December 12, 2006  

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