Chicago Blackhawks star winger Marian Hossa is going to miss the entire upcoming NHL season because of a skin disorder. Hossa is facing a serious health issue and will not play in the 2017-18 season because of what he called a “progressive skin disorder.” Hossa, 38, has been privately receiving treatment for a progressive skin disorder and assessing the side effects of the medications involved to treat the disorder. Here is what people are saying about Hossa’s horrific circumstance.
Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa will not play in the NHL next season due to a skin disorder. https://t.co/Sp4G0sd1xU
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 21, 2017
Marian Hossa is one of the classiest, nicest people in the game, and a Hall of Famer. This would be an awful way for him to have to go out.
— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) June 21, 2017
Marian Hossa has a very serious and in no way fake skin rash that is causing him to go on Long-Term IR. Oh and the Hawks are under the cap pic.twitter.com/MRSs6qaM4d
— Chief (@BarstoolChief) June 21, 2017
Medical update on Marian Hossa: https://t.co/WuD9fktI2q
— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) June 21, 2017
Really hard to unpack this right now. Marian Hossa is legit one of my favorite athletes of all-time. This isn’t how a legend should go out.
— Second City Hockey🏒 (@2ndCityHockey) June 21, 2017
If Marian Hossa is really done in the NHL, I'm gonna miss watching him play hockey. He's been one of my favorites, even with him on Chicago.
— Charlie O'Connor (@BSH_Charlie) June 21, 2017
Wishing Marian Hossa the best. Quality person and player. https://t.co/etyCwfy0J9
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) June 21, 2017
The symptoms of Marian Hossa's equipment allergy include rash, decline in scoring, and a severe need of cap space
— Ryan (@HayekandHockey) June 21, 2017
During his 19 year NHL career nobody seemed to be able to knock Hossa off of the puck, but it appears as if this horrific skin disorder may in fact just do that. If in fact this is how Hossa's career comes to an end, it will be a devastating way to go out. Let's all just hope that there is something that can be done for Hossa's skin disorder and that he can retire from hockey on his own terms.