Kris Letang, 35, defenseman for Pittsburgh Penguins suffered a stroke – his second stroke to be exact.
Letang, a native of Montreal, Quebec, recognized and reported the symptoms to the training staff, who in turn, got him immediately to hospital.
In 2014, Kris Letang sustained his first stroke and was out of the game for about two months. The cause of the first stroke was due to a small hole in the wall of his heart. Everyone is born with this condition, but it generally closes on its own.
We wish Kris Letang all the best in his recovery and his return to the game of hockey.
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