Marcus Hyttegard Rastbjar jumps on the ice with one skate, no pants, and no stick
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Concussed Player Jumps Back on the Ice with One Skate, No Pants, and No Stick

Published January 13, 2024 at 10:41

This just might be one of the strangest things I've ever seen in a game of hockey. Officials are trying to figure out how this happened after a player who received a concussion got back onto the ice with one skate, no pants, and no stick.

The incident took place in Hockeytvaan, which is Sweden's Division 2 league. Late in the first period, Marcus Hyttegard Rastbjar of Valbo HC received a concussion after a hit that caused him to hit the back of his head on the glass. Early in the second period, without one of his skates, his hockey pants, or his stick, Hyttegard Rastbjar walked from the dressing room and jumped on the ice in the middle of a play. He started skating around as well as one can get around on the ice with just one skate.

The really scary part of the whole thing is Hyttegard Rastbjar has no memory of the incident at all.

"I've seen the video, but I don't actually remember how I got back on the ice."

"It's scary and a little uncomfortable, I would say," said Hyttegard Rastbjar about watching the video replay afterwards. "It's mostly just strange, it looks wrong. I didn't believe it at first when I saw it."

Hyttegard Rastbjar was eventually taken to hospital by ambulance. Two days have passed since the incindent, and He is doing ok, but said he'll probably be a bit nervous getting back on the ice again for the first time.

"It is clear that you are afraid that it will happen again, but I must not put myself in such a situation again. It is important to be more ready."

How Hyttegard Rastbjar managed to get up and walk away from the staff tending to him is a mystery at this time. He's just very lucky something else didn't happen on the ice before they managed to remove him again.

Source: AftonBladet
January 13   |   374 answers
Concussed Player Jumps Back on the Ice with One Skate, No Pants, and No Stick

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