NHL Player Rick Nash Retires from Hockey at 34 Due to Unresolved Concussion Symptoms

February 05, 2019, Kitchener, Ontario

Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer

 

 

 

Rick Nash announced his retirement from hockey at the age of 34 due to unresolved concussion symptoms from a hit last March. Rick is a Canadian former professional NHL left winger who played 15 seasons for the Columbus Blue Jackets, New York Rangers and Boston Bruins.

His management team released a statement on Friday,

 “Under the advice of his medical team, the risk of further brain injury is far too great if Rick returns to play. Rick would like to thank everyone who has supported him during this difficult time period.”

Repeated concussions can cause serious long term and short term brain damage, and are linked to cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease and other serious diseases like CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) which are fatal.

Posted under Accident Benefit News, Brain Injury, Concussion Syndrome

View All Posts

About Deutschmann Law

Deutschmann Law serves South-Western Ontario with offices in Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Woodstock, Brantford, Stratford and Ayr. The law practice of Robert Deutschmann focuses almost exclusively in personal injury and disability insurance matters. For more information, please visit www.deutschmannlaw.com or call us toll-free at 1-866-414-4878.

It is important that you review your accident benefit file with one of our experienced personal injury / car accident lawyers to ensure that you obtain access to all your benefits which include, but are limited to, things like physiotherapy, income replacement benefits, vocational retraining and home modifications.

Practice Areas

  1. Car accidents
  2. Motorcycle accidents
  3. Automobile accident benefits
  4. Catastrophic injury
  5. Brain injury
  6. Paraplegia and Quadriplegia
  7. Spinal cord injury
  8. Drunk driving accidents
  9. Concussion syndrome
  1. Wrongful death
  2. Bicycle accidents
  3. Disability insurance claims
  4. Slip and fall injury
  5. Fractures or broken bone injury
  6. Pedestrian accidents
  7. Chronic pain
  8. Truck accidents
  9. Amputation and disfigurement

Personal Injury Blog

Jul 16, 2019
Autonomous Vehicles – What Do We Think About Them?
Jul 16, 2019
"There is a fundamental issue with inequality in terms of car safety development" - Women are 73% more likely to suffer fatal or serious injuries in car crashes
Jul 15, 2019
Before your next outdoor adventure, know the signs and symptoms of concussions
Jul 15, 2019
Broken Leg from Slip and Fall is Not an Accident - Ben Yehudaiff v. TD Insurance Meloche Monnex, 2019 ONLAT 18-001537/AABS
Jul 15, 2019
More Research is Being Done into Why Female Soccer Players are More Prone to Concussion
Jul 12, 2019
EpiPen for Spinal Cord Injury Being Tested At University of Michigan Ann Arbor

More Personal Injury Articles » 
Review our services

Connect with us

Facebook Twitter Linkedin Youtube Google