Hockey Players Season Comes To An End After Brutal Cut By Skate Blade

Published February 25, 2024 at 10:32

It's a scene that's becoming all too familiar in hockey circles. Once again, medical personnel rushed onto the ice to attend to a pro player who suffered a dangerous cut to his leg during a game.

Sebastian Hartmann, a member of Timra in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL), found himself in a harrowing situation during a game against Vaxjo.

Along the boards in his own zone, Hartmann went down, and as he knelt, Vaxjo's Brian Cooper accidentally skated over his leg, resulting in a deep cut to his calf. While online video footage of the incident is restricted, images circulating afterward provide a glimpse into the severity of the injury.

Timra has issued an update on Hartmann's condition, noting that despite the unfortunate incident, he remains in good spirits. However, his season has come to an abrupt end due to the injury.

"Sebastian Hartmann was accidentally hit on the calf by a skate blade. He is in good spirits and doing well but will require surgery. His rehabilitation extends beyond the remainder of the season."

Cooper, expressing remorse over the incident, emphasized his relief upon learning of Hartmann's positive prognosis.

"It was a little bit of a relief. I felt terrible, because you don't want to hurt anyone. But I'm glad he seems to be okay."

The prevalence of skate cuts in hockey has become a growing concern in recent years, despite efforts to introduce cut-resistant clothing and equipment.

Source: Bladeofsteel
February 25   |   95 answers
Hockey Players Season Comes To An End After Brutal Cut By Skate Blade

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