Fred Sasakamoose, one of many first Indigenous athletes to play within the National Hockey League, has been hospitalized over a presumed constructive COVID-19 check.
Sasakamoose’s situation was first revealed by a Facebook submit on his official web page Friday.
Fred’s son, Neil, later introduced by a video on Facebook Saturday that his father had been admitted to hospital after feeling shortness of breath and wheezing.
Neil and his mom had been first instructed that Fred examined constructive for COVID-19, however had been later notified that he was being handled as a “presumed” constructive COVID-19 case and is at present in a neighborhood hospital’s isolation unit. Neil additionally stated that Fred’s caretaker had examined constructive for the virus.
A photograph of Fred alongside a nurse was later posted to his web page Saturday night saying that Fred is “fighting”.
Sasakamoose performed 11 video games within the National Hockey League in Chicago throughout the 1953-54 season, splitting time with the Moose Jaw Canucks of the Western Canadian Junior Hockey League.