Adam Johnson’s Hockey Injury Caught on Video: Critical Moment Captured!
A video captures the moment when hockey player Adam Johnson sustained a strange injury on the ice that would later kill him. The Associated Press says that Johnson, who was born in the United States, accidentally cut his neck on a skate blade during a game in 2013.
You can watch the video below, but be aware that the moment it shows is upsetting. But it’s not brutal because it shows the crash from a long way away.
CNN says that Johnson hurt his neck very badly when the Nottingham Panthers played the Sheffield Steelers on October 28, 2023.
“Nothing could have prepared anyone for the horrific and tragic accident that happened before us last night,” a woman wrote on Facebook. Both my head and my heart are in pieces, and I’m having a hard time processing it all, along with a lot of other people. Adam Johnson, rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends. The people who worked hard to save Adam’s life in the hospital, Matt Petgrave, the Panthers and Steelers players and staff, and all the fans who saw last night’s horrible scenes have my love as well. “I hope everyone is getting the help they need 😏🏛🤡”
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Adam Johnson Death Video
Adam Johnson sustained an injury after he and another player, Matt Petgrave, collided on the field. According to the video, Johnson and another player collided. Johnson then tries to get up but falls back down on the ice.
The player who collided with Johnson, according to Yorkshire Live, is Steelers player Matt Petgrave, who has also gotten fan support in the aftermath of the horrific occurrence.
Johnson was a member of the Nottingham Panthers. The squad said in a statement that Johnson died in a “freak accident.”
“The Nottingham Panthers are truly devastated to announce that Adam Johnson has tragically passed away following a freak accident at the game in Sheffield last night,” the team said on their X page on October 29, 2023.
Johnson was described as a “outstanding ice hockey player” by the team, who also expressed their sympathies to his family, partner, and friends.
Former coach Ian Laperriere told the Associated Press that Johnson was a “Great kid (and) teammate. Only great things to say about him.”
Headstrong Hockey Apparel posted on Facebook:
𝐓𝐎 𝐌𝐀𝐓𝐓 𝐏𝐄𝐓𝐆𝐑𝐀𝐕𝐄 | In the face of tragedy, we find strength in supporting one another. Today, I want to send my deepest support and empathy to Matt Petgrave, who was on the other side of the freak accident that tragically ended up taking the life of ice hockey player Adam Johnson.
Life can be incredibly unpredictable, and we often find ourselves in situations we could have never foreseen. Matt, we can’t imagine the pain and sorrow you must be feeling, and we want you to know that you are not alone in this difficult time.
We, as a community, stand beside you and offer our unwavering support. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you, Matt, and to the Johnson family and friends as well.
In a comment on the post, the page clarified, “I’m sure the consensus of the hockey community will be a balanced view that events were a freak accident that led to the untimely death of a player in the most tragic circumstances. We understand that everyone will be experiencing different emotions regarding the situation as we begin to process the last 24 hours.”
A person responded on the comment thread, “It was an accident he literally went to tackle a completely different player and fell head first which is why his skate was up.”
Fans Leave Arena Amid Major Medical Incident
After the injury, the team posted on X, “Fans have been asked to leave the building due to a major medical emergency.” “33:47 – The game is stopped for a bad injury,” the team added, indicating that players were returning to their locker rooms.
According to CNN, the Panthers play in the Elite Ice Hockey competition, England’s top hockey competition. The National Hockey League expressed its condolences in a statement.
“The National Hockey League family mourns the passing of former Pittsburgh Penguin Adam Johnson. Our prayers and deepest condolences go to his family, friends and teammates,” the team wrote.
The Nottingham Panthers are truly devastated to announce that Adam Johnson has tragically passed away following a freak accident at the game in Sheffield last night. pic.twitter.com/lhSOkDu03Q
— The Nottingham Panthers (@PanthersIHC) October 29, 2023
Johnson’s biography on the team’s page says he was born in Minnesota:
The Nottingham Panthers have signed experienced 29-year-old forward Adam Johnson to the roster for the 2023-24 season.
Johnson has played in four of the world’s best leagues including 13 games for NHL side Pittsburgh Penguins.
The USA-born forward began his professional career with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in 2017-18 in the American Hockey League, scoring 31 points (11+20) in the regular season.
He spent three years in total with the Pennsylvania-based outfit, contributing 139 points (51+88) in league and playoff action.
His performances saw him called up to Pittsburgh where he netted four points (1+3) in 13 matches over two years and scored the Penguins’ third goal in a 7-4 victory at Minnesota Wild in October 2019.
In 2020-21, he played in the SHL – the top level in Sweden – scoring 12 points (7+5) before returning to the AHL.
After a season-and-a-half split between Ontario Reign and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Johnson spent last season in Germany’s DEL with Augsburger Panther.
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