Ice hockey star, 19, has chest slashed by skate during game

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By Asiya Ali

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An ice hockey star had his chest slashed open by an opponent's skate during a match last week.

Norwegian teenager Jonas Nyhus Myhre sustained a horrific injury during a hockey game between Lörenskog and Storhamar last Thursday (November 30).

The 19-year-old had gone head-on with a defender from the opposing team during a duel that led to the athlete's blade slicing through his clothing, skin, and muscle. Despite taking the blow, Myhre continued to skate but had to stop after he realized he couldn't use his pectoral muscles.

He was then transported to the hospital where it was established that he had damaged his pectoral muscle, and needed the muscle and the skin to be sewn back together.

Reflecting on the frightening incident, the young athlete said, as quoted by Norwegian outlet Sport Bladet: "I had so much adrenaline that I didn't feel it for the first few minutes. But after about five minutes it started to really hurt and I couldn't use my chest muscle."

"I never saw the wound myself so I pulled up my jersey and asked some teammates if it was bleeding. They had a shock reaction and immediately called for a doctor," he continued.

Myhre later told the outlet that the collision felt as though a "horse" had kicked him and admitted that things could have been even worse if the blade had caught him closer to his heart, as he remarked: "I was very lucky".

Because of the injury, Myhre is expected to be out until well into the new year, with the young athlete not likely to make his return until mid-February at the earliest.

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Adam Johnson. Credit: Joe Sargent / Getty

The incident comes just weeks after Nottingham Panthers star Adam Johnson tragically died after being fatally slashed during a game against the Sheffield Steelers.

During the match, a Steelers player's skate blade came into contact with Johnson's neck, leaving him with a fatal cut. He was transported to a nearby hospital after the devastating neck injury, but sadly the sportsman was pronounced dead the following day.

After the shocking news of his passing was shared online, the Panthers athlete's team posted an emotional tribute, that read: "The club will dearly miss him and will never ever forget him. Adam, our number 47, was not only an outstanding ice hockey player but also a great teammate and an incredible person with his whole life ahead of him."

"The Panthers would like to send our thoughts and condolences to Adam's family, his partner, and all his friends at this extremely difficult time. Everyone at the club including players, staff, management, and ownership are heartbroken at the news of Adam's passing," they added.

The late ice hockey star's death left one of his teammates "traumatized" and he quit playing for the Nottingham Panthers.

Victor Bjorkung explained in an interview last month that he had struggled to come to terms with Johnson's death.

"I have tried to suppress a lot. You are so shocked at the moment, everything goes so damn fast," he said, as cited by Daily Mail. "One moment you have your friend there, the next second he's gone."

"Being on the ice when a friend I hold close dies like that. It's terrible. It went so damn fast." he continued. "I was a few meters away from him and I have a lot of memory gaps, but I have been told that I played the puck up to him on the left wing and then it takes a few seconds before… well, everyone knows what happens after that."

Featured image credit: Bruce Bennett / Getty

Ice hockey star, 19, has chest slashed by skate during game

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By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

An ice hockey star had his chest slashed open by an opponent's skate during a match last week.

Norwegian teenager Jonas Nyhus Myhre sustained a horrific injury during a hockey game between Lörenskog and Storhamar last Thursday (November 30).

The 19-year-old had gone head-on with a defender from the opposing team during a duel that led to the athlete's blade slicing through his clothing, skin, and muscle. Despite taking the blow, Myhre continued to skate but had to stop after he realized he couldn't use his pectoral muscles.

He was then transported to the hospital where it was established that he had damaged his pectoral muscle, and needed the muscle and the skin to be sewn back together.

Reflecting on the frightening incident, the young athlete said, as quoted by Norwegian outlet Sport Bladet: "I had so much adrenaline that I didn't feel it for the first few minutes. But after about five minutes it started to really hurt and I couldn't use my chest muscle."

"I never saw the wound myself so I pulled up my jersey and asked some teammates if it was bleeding. They had a shock reaction and immediately called for a doctor," he continued.

Myhre later told the outlet that the collision felt as though a "horse" had kicked him and admitted that things could have been even worse if the blade had caught him closer to his heart, as he remarked: "I was very lucky".

Because of the injury, Myhre is expected to be out until well into the new year, with the young athlete not likely to make his return until mid-February at the earliest.

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Adam Johnson. Credit: Joe Sargent / Getty

The incident comes just weeks after Nottingham Panthers star Adam Johnson tragically died after being fatally slashed during a game against the Sheffield Steelers.

During the match, a Steelers player's skate blade came into contact with Johnson's neck, leaving him with a fatal cut. He was transported to a nearby hospital after the devastating neck injury, but sadly the sportsman was pronounced dead the following day.

After the shocking news of his passing was shared online, the Panthers athlete's team posted an emotional tribute, that read: "The club will dearly miss him and will never ever forget him. Adam, our number 47, was not only an outstanding ice hockey player but also a great teammate and an incredible person with his whole life ahead of him."

"The Panthers would like to send our thoughts and condolences to Adam's family, his partner, and all his friends at this extremely difficult time. Everyone at the club including players, staff, management, and ownership are heartbroken at the news of Adam's passing," they added.

The late ice hockey star's death left one of his teammates "traumatized" and he quit playing for the Nottingham Panthers.

Victor Bjorkung explained in an interview last month that he had struggled to come to terms with Johnson's death.

"I have tried to suppress a lot. You are so shocked at the moment, everything goes so damn fast," he said, as cited by Daily Mail. "One moment you have your friend there, the next second he's gone."

"Being on the ice when a friend I hold close dies like that. It's terrible. It went so damn fast." he continued. "I was a few meters away from him and I have a lot of memory gaps, but I have been told that I played the puck up to him on the left wing and then it takes a few seconds before… well, everyone knows what happens after that."

Featured image credit: Bruce Bennett / Getty