Adam Johnson, 29, a US ice hockey player who played in the British league, died on Sept. 28 (local time) after injuring his neck on an opponent’s skate blade during a game.
In this Sept. 22, 2017 file photo, Adam Johnson plays for the Pittsburgh Penguins in the United States. AP=Associated Press
An ice hockey player has been killed on a skate day during a game.
On Sept. 29 (local time), CNN, the U.K.’s Guardian, the Daily Mail and other foreign media reported that U.S. ice hockey player Adam Johnson, 29, died during a game.
According to the reports, the second round of the Challenge Cup against the Sheffield Steelers was held at the Sheffield Utilita Arena on the 28th. 카지노사이트
There were approximately 8,000 spectators in the arena watching the game.
Adam Johnson, a former North American Hockey League (NHL) player, was playing for the UK’s Nottingham Panthers when he was cut in the neck by an opponent’s skate.
He was rushed to the hospital, where he later lost his life.
Adam Johnson (29-Nottingham Panthers, UK) killed during a game.
YouTube ‘Eck’ capture
The game was called off immediately after the incident, and all games scheduled for the following day have been postponed.
“We (the club) are absolutely devastated to announce that Adam Johnson has tragically passed away following a ‘freak accident’ during the game against Sheffield Wednesday,” the club said in a statement, adding, “We would like to thank everyone who came out to support Adam in the most difficult of circumstances last night.”
Guardian journalist Christian Bennett, who was watching the game at the time, said: “When the two players collided and the other player’s skate cut into Adam Johnson’s neck, I’ve never seen that much blood come out at that speed before.
It was one of the creepiest things I’ve ever seen in a sporting event.”
“Adam Johnson’s death prompted his mother to share her grief on social media, saying: ‘I lost half my heart today,'” the Daily Mail reported.