Forward Omsk “Avangard” Nikolai Lemtyugov was in intensive care after the home match of the regular championship of the Continental hockey League with Astana “Barys” (3:4). The player has spleen removed after a heavy blow to the abdomen, threats to his life there.

The athlete was urgently operated on and placed in intensive care at one of the clinics of Omsk. The club announced to supporters that he needed a blood transfusion.

“Nikolai Lemtyugov is currently in the intensive care unit of clinical hospital N1 them. Kabanova under the supervision of leading physicians of the city. The condition of the player after the operation is stable, and there are no complications. Since morning today, came fans to donate blood, it is now necessary only the first negative group” – quotes a press-service of the club team doctor Dmitry Batushenko.

Lemtyugov is injured in the middle of the second period, faced, outside the gate of the opponent with the ‘ defender Alexander by Lipiny. As can be seen from the video, there were ordinary gaming encounter, with no intentional rudeness.

Batushenko, also shared his thoughts on the chances Lemtyugov to continue a full career after this injury.

“Such injury occurs in hockey, there are players acting after that surgery. Until the end of the year, the club will make a hockey player on the disabled list, will do everything for his speedy recovery,” added the doctor.

Lemtyugov signed a contract with “Avant-garde” in July 2015. At the end of the season 2016/2017, he was recognized as the best player of the club according to the fans.

The hockey player “Avant-garde” after the match of the KHL was in intensive care with a ruptured spleen 11.10.2017

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