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PenguinsKris Letang, 35, Suffers Second Stroke and Will Be Out ‘Indefinitely

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NS Pittsburgh Penguins announced on Wednesday that defenseman Kris Letang will be out indefinitely following a stroke.

Letang, 35, had the stroke on Monday, according to a statement from the team. He willundergo a series of tests over the next week,” the team said. “There will not be any further updates to his condition until all testing is completed and a medical plan is in place.

다행스럽게도, he’s recovering without any lasting effects and the stroke is reportedlynot believed to be career-ending.” 하지만, Monday’s incident was the second time the Letang has experienced a stroke.

에 따르면 SportsNet, Letang was sidelined from the team for two months following his first stroke in 2014. The Penguins said thata small holewas discovered in his heart at the time.

According to the team’s general manager Ron Hextall, Letang notified the training staff of his symptoms on Monday. “I am fortunate to know my body well enough to recognize when something isn’t right,” Letang said in a statement obtained by ESPN.

While it is difficult to navigate this issue publicly, I am hopeful it can raise awareness. It is important for me that my teammates, family and the fans know that I am OK.

The longtime defenseman added that he isoptimistic” 그가 “will be back on the ice soon.

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Hextall said that the results of Letang’s testwere shocking to hearbut the Penguins organization isgrateful that Kris is doing wellin his recovery.

He is a warrior on the ice, but first and foremost, he is a son, 아버지, husband and friend. His health is our No. 1 priority.