Jakob Silfverberg Suffers Same Injury he had a Year Ago

Published August 3, 2023 at 4:27 PM

Some tough news for Jakob Silfverberg of the Anaheim Ducks. The 32-year-old forward told a media outlet in his home country of Sweden that he has suffered another blood clot in his leg. It's the same injury that kept him out of action in the NHL for close to 30 games in the 2021-22 season.

"The doctors here at home said that there is an increased risk of suffering again if you get a big bang in the same place where you previously had a clot and then fly (in a plane). And I said that's kind of my everyday life."

"From a purely medical standpoint, there is no danger." - Jakob Silfverberg.

Silfverberg said the clot was discovered after be played at the World Championships for Sweden in May. Doctors believe it happened after he blocked a shot. The treatment is usually blood thinners and rest. As it stands right now, Silfverberg does expect to be good to go for the start of the 2023-24 season.

Speaking of next season, Silfverberg will be on the last year of his contract with the Ducks and there have been rumours that the team may buy him out. Silfverberg said there's no indication that will happen from Anaheim's management.

"I have not heard anything other than that I will finish my contract, I know nothing more than what is written and have not actually read anything in it either. I think my agent will contact me if there is anything, but I haven't heard a word." - Silfverberg

Silfverberg has been very clear in the past about wanting to play for Brynas of the Swedish Hockey League before retiring from pro hockey.

Source: AftonBladet.se/SportBladet
August 3   |   39 answers
Jakob Silfverberg Suffers Same Injury he had a Year Ago

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