Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo has been admitted into Buffalo General Hospital after showing signs of being “sick and ill”. Okposo is in the Neuro Surgical Intensive Care Unit at the hospital and is being seen by doctors and is undergoing tests. The 28-year old has reportedly been sick since March 28, and has shown signs of being extremely sick. As a result, he has missed the past week of action due to the undisclosed sickness. He saw several doctors over that span but was not diagnosed, and still remains that way.
Buffalo Sabres Forward Kyle Okposo Hospitalized in Intensive Care Unit
Kyle Okposo is seeing doctors, undergoing tests, but so far Sabres coach Dan Bylsma can only say he remains "sick and ill." Been out a week.
— John Vogl (@BuffNewsVogl) April 4, 2017
“It’s a difficult thing for him to be dealing with now in this situation,” Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma told Buffalo News. “Very, as a coach and a person, concerned for him and his situation. He’s sick and ill. Very concerned.”
Source tells me Kyle Okposo was hospitalized at Buffalo General Hospital on Sunday and was later moved to the Neuro Surgical ICU.
— Tom Martin (@4TomMartin) April 6, 2017
The news is very concerning, considering Okposo has been admitted into a neuro care ward- one that deals with things such as strokes, concussions, brain hemorrhages, trauma, and tumors. As of Wednesday night, there has been no other word of what Okposo has suffered and the extent of it. But as of right now, the Sabres have confirmed that Okposo will be missing the remainder of the 2016-17 National Hockey League season. Okposo was ranked fourth on the team in points with 19 goals and 26 assists.
Kyle Okposo remains sick and ill, coach Dan Bylsma said, and the Sabres don't expect him back for final three games.
— John Vogl (@BuffNewsVogl) April 5, 2017
Okposo himself, nor his agent have yet to comment on the situation at hand. The Sabres themselves had not released anything before a reporter broke the news that Okposo had been hospitalized, but they have now released a statement pertaining to the situation.
Statement regarding Sabres forward Kyle Okposo. pic.twitter.com/oUGXhy3gmX
— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) April 6, 2017
In the end, there is no word on what has been ailing the Sabres forward. As doctors continue testing Okposo, the best that can be done is to wait. The Last Word On Sports family is wishing all the best to Okposo and his family during this time.