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Avalanche defenceman could have serious injury after monster hit

Published December 6, 2023 at 10:17
BY RYAN
     
There's an old saying that always applies to any hockey player no matter which league they play in. Always keep your head up. That same and teaching moment is to tell players to protect themselves and promote player safety.

It seems that Bowen Byram of the Colorado Avalanche forgot that lesson when he failed to keep his head up and was wallpapered by Ducks forward Max Jones.


Through the early stages of his career, Byram has struggled greatly with repeated concussions, causing him to miss significant time over the last two years. It's hard to see him take another hard check like this, and his teammates' response shows they feel the same.


The clean hit caught Byram completely off guard as he watched the puck rather than keeping his head on the swivel looking for any potential danger spots. Jones stood his ground and sent Byram flying to the ice.

It was soon reported that Byram had to leave the game due to an upper body injury and did not return. This announcement leaves Avalanche fans nervous as he has a history of concussions and head injuries.

Byram has been off pace this year having played 24 games, has scored five goals with three assists for eight points and is a - 3.

No word on the time frame to his return.
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