Flames’ T.J. Brodie Collapses, Experiences “An Episode” During Practice

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Calgary Flames defenseman T.J. Brodie was sent to a hospital after being taken off of the ice on a stretcher during the team’s practice on Thursday and is now alert and responsive. He collapsed during a drill, started shuddering, and woke up on the way to the hospital.

According to multiple reports, Brodie was standing by himself when he fell to the ice and had an apparent seizure. (Video)

Medical personnel rushed to tend to Brodie, taking him off the ice on a stretcher and placing him on an ambulance. Brodie was responsive as he was being taken to the hospital, the Flames confirmed to TSN.

The Flames canceled the remainder of Thursday’s practice.

“TJ Brodie experienced an episode on ice at practice today,” Flames general manager Brad Treliving issued in a statement. “He is alert and responsive and has been transported to local area hospital for evaluation. We will provide a further update when available. Thank you.”

Brodie, 29, has posted eight points (all assists) and an even rating in 21 games this season.

CTV report and video here.

By Harrison Brown

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