Philadelphia Flyers prospect Tyson Foerster suffered a very scary injury that forced him to exit the game early in the Lehigh Valley Phantoms’ season opener on Saturday night. The 19-year-old forward was down on the ice for several minutes before Phantoms medical staff assisted the young prospect off the ice.
The injury occurred with just over three minutes left in the third period when a player from the Hershey Bears appeared to lose his balance on the ice. In a video of the incident obtained by AHLtv, Steve Whitney went right into Tyson Foerster causing him to hit the ice hard.
The game was temporarily stopped and medical personnel immediately rushed to the aid of Foerster who clearly couldn’t put pressure on one of his legs. The injury appeared very serious and ended with him leaving the game being helped off the ice.
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As of the publishing date of this article, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms haven’t publically commented on Foerster’s injury and the extent of it, but will probably do so in the upcoming days. It’s definitely heartbreaking to see if the injury proves to be long term.
Foerster was one to watch on the ice as he played with the Phantoms this year. He was recently drafted just last year in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. The Flyers selected him 23rd overall.
Before being drafted by Philadelphia, he spent the previous five years playing for Canada-based teams. He spent two years in the OHL with the Barrie Colts before playing for the Phantoms. Before his time with Barrie Colts, he played in the OJHL and spent two years with a youth team.
Foerster particpated in the Philadelphia Flyers training camp that was held in January.
The young player has shown tons of promise, and it would be tough to see this injury derail what could’ve been a great season for Foerster.