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02-07-2014, 10:37 AM
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Letang had a stroke

http://penguins.nhl.com/club/news.ht...t-twt-penguins

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02-07-2014, 10:38 AM
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Sounds bad but not the worst news. If it was minor they're very treatable.

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Jesus Christ.

I hope he's okay. As a person, not a hockey player. This **** is ridiculous

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Wow I really did not expect that.

Take your time Kris and take care of yourself

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Sounds bad but not the worst news. If it was minor they're very treatable.
Indeed. Crazy about the little hole in the heart thing.

Sounds like with blood thinners though hopefully he can be back to normal at some point.

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WTF!?!? A stroke is no joke, he should probably be on lifetime blood thinners and career over. Unless they fix that hole I can't imagine him not garnering a continuous need for Coumadin or any other blood thinning agent. Otherwise it will be a high risk for recurrent strokes in the future...also I am an RN not a doctor so take that with a grain of salt, but This is not great news for Kris.

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Did not expect that.

Hope #58 takes it easy during the next months and comes back healthy and in his old form.

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Holy ****. That is some serious stuff. I really feel for the guy. I hope he recovers and is back to full health for his life.

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02-07-2014, 10:46 AM
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That's messed up. Hope he recovers.

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Scary stuff. Really scary stuff. Goes beyond hockey and just makes you think about life for a minute or two. Hoping for a full recovery however long that may take.

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Man, my thoughts go out to him and his family. I wonder if this is the first one or if this is what has been causing his migraine problems and they just caught it. Hopefully he makes a full recovery and is able to continue playing hockey.

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Never would've seen this coming. Get well soon Tanger....

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holy ****. I hope he makes a full recovery. Devastating news whether you like him as a player or not. Really scary stuff that this can happen to a super athlete sort of human.

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Jesus ****ing Christ...

Best of luck to the guy.

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WTF!?!? A stroke is no joke, he should probably be on lifetime blood thinners and career over. Unless they fix that hole I can't imagine him not garnering a continuous need for Coumadin or any other blood thinning agent. Otherwise it will be a high risk for recurrent strokes in the future...also I am an RN not a doctor so take that with a grain of salt, but This is not great news for Kris.
If he's on blood thinners, it wasn't that kind of stroke.

Hopefully this puts all the tinfoil nonsense to rest. It certainly explains the time it took to diagnose.

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Terrible, terrible news! Hopefully he'll recover fully!!!

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Wow, scary stuff. I lost my dad to a stroke. Not something you expect to hear about an athlete like Letang. I hope he can fully recover just for his long term health.

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Real awful for someone of his age to suffer from a potentially crippling medical disorder like that. Not going to play somesort of internet doctor or anything

Best of luck Kris, I hope you recover quickly and well.

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If they're saying he's expected to miss at least 6 weeks that also means they think there's a chance of him returning this season?

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So we've had Crosby's concussion/neck issues, Vokoun's blood clots, and Letang had a stroke.

Can we PLEASE find those 3rd jerseys and salt and burn them?

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When was the last time a team had two health threatening injuries in the same season? crazy stuff and I doubt we see him again this year.

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Based on the description, his recent history, and the time they took to diagnose it, it's most likely a TIA and he'll be fine.

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If they're saying he's expected to miss at least 6 weeks that also means they think there's a chance of him returning this season?
Dude! The guy just had a STROKE and your only concern is if he is going to return this season???!!??

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If they're saying he's expected to miss at least 6 weeks that also means they think there's a chance of him returning this season?
I guess it means they're at least leaving the door open for the possibility. He definitely won't be back as long as he's on blood thinners for obvious reasons.

It must have been a really minor stroke, relatively speaking.

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