A teen hockey player has tragically passed away after an accident during a game.
19-year-old Timur Faizutdinov was an aspiring hockey player from Russia who played as a defenseman for Dynamo St Petersburg.
During a playoff game with Loko Yaroslavl, the boy collapsed after getting struck by a puck fired off from the neutral zone.
“Dynamo Saint Petersburg defenseman Timur Faizutdinov has tragically passed away at the age of 19. He had received a fatal head injury during an MHL match against Loko in Yaroslavl on March 12,” the SKA Ice Hockey Club confirmed.
“SKA Hockey Club extends its deepest condolences to Timur’s family and friends.”
According to the reports, Timur suffered a fatal head injury and collapsed immediately after getting struck by a puck.
After the incident, the young man was tended to by a series of doctors before being rushed to a hospital in Yaroslavl where medical staff attempted to save his life.
Despite their best efforts, the 19-year-old passed away on Tuesday, three days after the unfortunate hockey match.
Following the tragic passing, Dynamo vowed to kick off upcoming competitions and games with a minute of silence to honor their deceased defenseman.
“KHL is saddened by passing of JHL Dynamo St. Petersburg player Timur Fayzutdinov (19 yo), after he suffered a head injury during JHL game,” the Kontinental Hockey League wrote in a Twitter statement.
“Gagarin Cup Playoffs games on March 17-18 will be held in memory of him and will begin with a moment of silence.”
Our thoughts are with Timur’s family, friends, and team during these hard times.
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