Former NHLer Stéphane Veilleux seriously injured in accident

Former NHLer Stéphane Veilleux seriously injured in accident
Former NHLer Stéphane Veilleux seriously injured in accident

Former Quebec hockey player Stéphane Veilleux, who played more than 500 games in the NHL, is currently hospitalized after suffering serious injuries in a road accident last Wednesday.

Veilleux, now 42, was involved in a crash with another vehicle, believed to be in the Minneapolis area.

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The accident seemed relatively harmless at first glance, until Veilleux began to feel severe pain in his neck, according to what a relative revealed on the crowdfunding platform Go Fund Me, where we are trying to raise funds to pay for medical expenses.

After a multitude of tests, “the medical team determined that Stéphane suffered a double fracture of the first cervical vertebra,” we can read on the page dedicated to the collection.

The Beauce native will have to wear a cervical orthosis and a long recovery period awaits him, it is also specified.

Having become a minor hockey coach in the region after spending the vast majority of his career in the NHL with the Minnesota Wild, Veilleux and his family now find themselves facing “a lot of unknowns”, underlines the author of the missive, Greg Hoffmann.

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