Jay Bouwmeester Says He’s On The ‘Road To Recovery’ After Collapsing On The Bench

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St. Louis Blues player Jay Bouwmeester has released his first statement since collapsing on the bench last week.

Bouwmeester collapsed on the bench during a game against the Ducks with a “cardiac” issue, and had to undergo surgery to get an ICD. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

The veteran defenseman released a statement through the team that he’s on the “road to recovery” and “will continue to have a positive outlook for our future.”

You can read his full statement below.


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It’s great news that Bouwmeester is recovery and is trending in the correct direction. What happened to him was incredibly scary.

It was one of the scariest things we’ve seen in a very long time in sports. Pro athletes aren’t supposed to just collapse on the bench.


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Bouwmeester should take a hard look at hanging it up. He’s had a hell of a career, and at some point, you just have to know when enough is enough.

Let’s all hope he gets better, but I wouldn’t be shocked at all if he’s played his last game in the NFL.