NHL News: John Tavares taken to hospital after serious injury

Maple Leafs captain, John Tavares suffered a serious injury after incidental contact with Corey Perry. During game one against the Canadiens, Tavares was hit by Ben Chiarot. He lost his balance and fell backwards, his head made contact with Perry’s knee causing a serious head/neck injury.

John Tavares suffers serious injury, leaves on a stretcher

John Tavares injured in game one (CP/TSN)

The moment grew more horrifying as Toronto’s medical staff tried to get Tavares back up. That’s when a stretcher was called for as panic was visibly seen on Leafs GM Kyle Dubas. Fortunately, Tavares gave the thumbs up sign as he was being taken away. Both the Leafs and Canadiens players were showing their support for Tavares.

We pray that John Tavares is ok and has a speedy recovery. We will provide updates as they come in.

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