Doctors continue to fight for the life of Valentin Rodionov, 16-year-old hockey player of the Russian junior national team and Dynamo Moscow, who received a severe head injury in the match against CSKA. According to media reports, the young athlete was put into a drug-induced coma.
On Sunday, November 21, in the match of the Moscow Open between the youth teams “Dynamo” and CSKA, a tragic incident occurred: the 16-year-old defender of Dynamo Valentin Rodionov, after an unsuccessful collision, crashed his head into the side of the site and lost consciousness.
The match was stopped, doctors appeared on the ice, who quickly assessed the severity of the injury and immediately sent the hockey player to intensive care. Rodionov was taken to the intensive care unit of the children’s Morozov city clinical hospital. The young hockey player was diagnosed with cerebral edema and severe brain contusion. On Sunday evening, he underwent surgery. As the press service of the hockey “Dynamo” reported the next day, nothing threatens the life of the hockey player.
However, on the morning of Tuesday November 23, it became known that Valentin Rodionov’s condition had worsened, and the doctors put him into a drug-induced coma. During the day, neither the club nor the hospital commented on this information, but later the press service confirmed the reports of an artificial coma.
Valentin Rodionov is 16 years old, this season he played 10 matches for MHC Dynamo in the MHL regular championship, in which he made one assist.
We wish good health to Valentin Rodionov ??
Dynamo Moscow youth team player Valentin Rodionov is in the Morozov Children’s City Clinical Hospital. HC Dynamo Moscow (@dynamo_ru) November 23, 2021
The club has issued an official statement, which emphasizes that Dynamo are fully supporting Valentin Rodionov. The best doctors of the city of Moscow are engaged in the health of the young Dynamo player.
“Please note that no funds are raised in support. The club fully assumes all financial expenses for drug provision,” the club said in a statement.