Jack Hughes was injured and left the Devils’ game at St. Louis after crashing into the boards. Injury has not been disclosed yet.
Jack Hughes has gone down the Devils tunnel after this play earlier in the first pic.twitter.com/EIj973Jkgy
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Jack Hughes injured against Blues
The Devils’ superstar, Jack Hughes, leads the NHL in points with a tally of 20 points in nine games played. This great opening to the season may come to a halt after Hughes’ big collision into the boards at Enterprise Center. The American youngster sneaked in between two Blues’ defenders and got a shot on goal off as he tripped and crushed into the boards.
The scenes of his injury make it hard to conclude whether it is an injury on his upper-mid section or if it injured his head. The possibility of a concussion is not to be discarded. Figuring out the seriousness of the injury may take days, according to early reports. The Devils lost against the Blues by a score of 4-1 and sit in second place in the Metropolitan division.
This event follows Nico Hischier’s injury, and Hughes’ absence, whether short or long-term will be felt. They will require bigger impacts from players such as Timo Meier and Dawson Mercer who have been off to slow starts.
The word on Jack Hughes is it might take a day or two to figure out how serious things are/aren’t
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Jack Hughes injured still attempted to stay on the ice
Despite the aggressiveness of the hit Jack Hughes took against the boards. And despite being visually injured, Hughes played one shift following the collision and afterward headed into the locker room. Hughes was ruled out for the remainder of the game during the game’s first intermission.
New Jersey has a day off on Saturday. This means any updates regarding Hughes’ health and availability will be disclosed on Sunday at the possible earliest.
From the images of the Hughes injury, opinions divided on whether the hit was mainly towards the forward’s shoulder or head. Some reports may indicate a concussion while others point to an injury on the upper body of the Orlando. Fla. native. At this time, discretion is advised and news will come out directly from inside the Devils’ facilities on Hughes’ status.
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