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Serious Health Concerns Have Emerged For Rangers Skilled Forward

Published November 18, 2023 at 1:20 PM
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In unfortunate news, this New York Rangers forward appears to be suffering from serious health concerns that could impact his season.

Rangers Fans Concerned Regarding Chytil's Injury Status



Filip Chytil has been out of the Rangers lineup since November 2nd, suffering what appears to be the fourth concussion of his NHL career. Chytil is just 24 years old, and the repeated head injuries raise questions about his future in the NHL and his long-term health.

This is not good news for #NYR or Filip Chytil. It's getting to a point where you have to start to be concerned not just for his career, but quality of life. He's got 4 concussions already and he's not even 25. He's entered Eric Lindros territory.




Chytil played in 10 games this season so far, and despite not recording a goal, he has tallied 6 assists. Chytil was eligible to come off LTIR Sunday, however, he did not.

"Chytil does not seem to be any closer to returning to the ice. He was eligible to come off IR and play on Sunday. He did not. As of Wednesday, [he's] still yet to take the ice since sustaining his [concussion]." #NYR


Broader Concern Regarding If Chytil Will Ever Return To Play



While many are hoping for Chytil's return to New York, there is a bigger question as to whether the risk is worth it at all. Repeated concussions can cause significant damage to players' quality of life well after they stop playing hockey. While it is likely Chytil wants to return, there needs to be some precaution both by him and the Rangers to make sure that his long-term health and quality of life is taken care of.


I just want Chytil to be okay and live a nice and happy life.

And score a shit ton of goals when he comes back, whenever it is.

But mostly the nice and happy life.

Wishing him all the best, take care of yourself man.


As seen on NHL Trade Rumors - "New York Rangers Have "Serious Health Concerns" Over Talented Young Forward"
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