Serious injury forced to interrupt game in MOL Liga

Serious injury forced to interrupt game in MOL Liga

Davide Tuniz15 Oct 2015Davide Tuniz»

SAPA Fehérvár Canadian defender Devon Krogh suffered a shocking injury on the ice


The game of MOL Liga between Ujpest and SAPA Fehérvár 2 at Ujpest rink in Budapest was interrupted at 64:44 in the overtime, with the score 2-2, due to a frightening injury suffered by SAPA Canadian defender Devon Krogh. The player had his neck cut by a skate following a fall on the ice. Referee Vladimir Babic immediately realized the severity of the accident and stopped the game, rescuing himself immediately the player, pinned the bleeding, while medics coming on ice. A huge bloodstain remained on ice after the terrible incident

The player remained conscious all the time and was quickly transported to Honved hospital where during the night undergone to a  vascular surgery, which lasted nearly two hours to remove a thrombus in the jugular vein. Krogh has talked by phone with his parents in Canada and reassured them.

In a press release, SAPA Fehervar want to thank all the people who support and help Devon:

"Many thanks primarily to referee Vladimir Babic, thanks to his extraordinary presence of mind our player have already received first aid on the ice. In addition, thanks to the quick and professional care of doctors and paramedics. Thank you to the hospital workers, doctors, nurses for the quick and conscientious work. In addition we want to thank the leadership of Ujpest Ice Hockey, the players, the staff working at the ice rink, as well as the fans staying at the scene, who also contributed to our player receive the appropriate care and support"

Yesterday same Devon Krogh from the hospital issued a statement to club website: "Overall, I feel good, although my neck is still pretty sore. Many people visited today, which is very well, and I receive many messages from others too, who do not know personally.  I remember nearly everything about the accident, that I knelt on the ice, then came a film break, the next recollection is that Tyler and three paramedics stand over me. I was scared, probably I was too faint. I want to thank referee Babic for what he did for me, I know I owe a lot to him now, my goal is to as quickly as possible can return to the ice. "-said Krogh.

Photo: Sapa Fehervar website

Website Dunaujvaros online asks to referee Vladimir Babic a comment: "When I was near Devon Krogh, I saw a seven centimeter long cut on his neck. When I realized I need to act quickly grabbed the wound, pressed, narrowed so as not to bleed, and immediately showed the doctor to come on the ice. But before they arrived on ice, the player collapsed and started to pour blood from his neck, and then everyone realized the severity of what happened. The medical assistance arrived very soon, and managed to prevent a tragedy. Fortunately the player feels better now, but it is still horrible to think back to the case. We are prepared for these situations, but when really happen, of course, everything is completely different. I tried to react quickly, I really do not think about anything but what help I can provide until the doctor arrives on the ice,  So far, I only seen videos of these cases, but during my career cases like this has never happened and I really hope that this It was the last occasion"

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