Fred Sasakamoose, one of many first Indigenous athletes to play within the National Hockey League, has been hospitalized over a presumed constructive COVID-19 take a look at.
Sasakamoose’s situation was first revealed via a Facebook submit on his official web page Friday.
Fred’s son, Neil, later introduced via 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 informed 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 the moment in a neighborhood hospital’s isolation unit. Neil additionally mentioned 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 through the 1953-54 season, splitting time with the Moose Jaw Canucks of the Western Canadian Junior Hockey League.