Montreal Canadiens prospect Vinzenz Rohrer left a game in the OHL on a stretcher after an unfortunate hit and was brought to hospital, but was thankfully released this morning.
It was an unfortunate collision early on in the Ottawa 67s game against the Kingston Frontenacs in which Rohrer jumped to get out of the way of a hit from Thomas Budnick.
It wasn’t the hit that did the damage, but the awkward fall to the ice, which left the youngster motionless on the ice for several moments, requiring a stretcher to take him off the ice for further medical evaluation.
Vinzenz Rohrer had even scored the first goal of the game for the 67s; a game they went on to win by the score of 8-1, a victory inspired by the respect and love for their fallen teammate.
Prayers up for Vinzenz Rohrer🙏🏻
— BET ON BANANA🍌🏒 (@BetOnBanana) January 12, 2023
The Montreal Canadiens 2022 3rd-round pick was then taken to a local hospital for further evaluation, but, thankfully, was already responsive before arriving at the hospital and was able to feel his extremeties.
Earlier on Thursday morning, the 67s sent out a tweet confirming that Rohrer passed all the medical evaluations and was not in any danger; even being discharged from the hospital’s care and in good spirits and now resting at home.
It goes without saying that Rohrer remains out indefinitely after such a vicious impact on his head/neck area and one could only hope for a quick and prompt recovery for the 18-year-old.
Vinzenz Rohrer underwent a series of evaluations at the hospital and was released late Wednesday night. He is in good spirits and is now resting at home. He will be out indefinitely.
— Ottawa 67’s (@Ottawa67sHockey) January 12, 2023
The OHL sophmore was having a very impressive season in the OHL, posting 12 goals and 22 assists for 34 points in just 28 games this season for the 67s. He was a leader for them in the room and a well respected member of the organization.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Rohrer and his family after such a traumatizing experience.
Get well soon.