By Wyatt Earp | November 22, 2005
Jesus, I gotta find a different sport to play!
DETROIT (AP) — Red Wings defenseman Jiri Fischer collapsed on the Detroit bench late in the first period of Monday night’s game against the Nashville Predators and was hospitalized in stable condition.
The team announced that Fischer had a seizure and was doing fine. Red Wings coach Mike Babcock later said Fischer’s heart had stopped and was restarted at the arena.
“They hooked up the auto defibrillator and shocked him,” Babcock said.
Fischer was also given CPR at the bench by team physician Dr. Tony Colucci before the 25-year-old native of the Czech Republic was removed on a stretcher.
Thankfully, it looks as if Fischer will be fine. I had the misfortune of watching the game at the time he went down, and it looked pretty scary. Hopefully, he’ll be able to lace ‘em up again soon.