I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis is the striker of the club “Carolina Hurricanes” Brian Bickell, reported on the official website of the NHL.
30-year-old hockey player has moved to “Carolina” from the “Chicago Blackhawks”, which became three-time Stanley Cup winner (2010, 2013, 2015). In the new club he has played seven matches and scored one goal.
“With the playoffs in 2015 I was trying to understand what is going on with my body, said Bickell. In the last few weeks I felt that something is wrong. Of course, it’s a shock for my family, but I hope that I will be able to return to the ice and continue to play hockey, which I love.”
General Manager of “Carolina” Ron Francis said that the club would provide all possible support to the player.
“Brian needs to take it easy. Now he needs to rest and not to make any hasty decisions. We insist that the recovery process surrounding the need to respect his private life,” said Francis.
Note that four years ago, a similar disease was diagnosed the goalkeeper “Minnesota” Josh Harding, but he was able to continue his career at the NHL level. At the end of the 2012/13 season, Harding received the bill Masterton Trophy, awarded for fidelity to hockey.