Everybody is allergic to something, but this is admittedly pretty weird.
CBS Sports is reporting that Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa may have to retire because of an allergy.
What’s he allergic to?
Well, his hockey equipment!
I’m a DJ, so that would be like if I was allergic to my headphones!
Hossa has reportedly been taking medication to work through the allergy but it’s not something he can take long term.
Hossa and the team weren’t commenting yesterday, but today they released this statement from Marian on their website:
“Over the course of the last few years, under the supervision of the Blackhawks medical staff, I have been privately undergoing treatment for a progressive skin disorder and the side effects of the medications involved to treat the disorder. Due to the severe side effects associated with those medications, playing hockey is not possible for me during the upcoming 2017-18 season. While I am disappointed that I will not be able to play, I have to consider the severity of my condition and how the treatments have impacted my life both on and off the ice.
The Chicago Blackhawks organization, including Rocky Wirtz, John McDonough and Stan Bowman, and my agent, Ritch Winter, have been very supportive throughout this entire process. I would also like to thank my teammates and the amazing Blackhawks fans for their understanding. With respect to the privacy of my family, I will not be commenting any further on my health.”