This week, Montreal Canadiens prospect Tim Bozon received a meningitis diagnosis that has landed him in critical condition. After being drafted with the 64th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, the 19-year-old began his first season with the WHL’s Kootenay Ice before learning of the diagnosis.
From the WHL:
Tim Bozon was admitted to Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon on Saturday, March 1 and has been diagnosed with Neisseria Meningitis. Tim’s parents, Phillippe and Helene Bozon, have been with him at the hospital in Saskatoon since arriving on Sunday from their home in Cureglia, Switzerland. The family has indicated to the WHL that Tim’s condition is critical.
Public health officials are in the process of reviewing the case to ensure all the necessary precautions are taken and anyone who had direct contact with the player receives appropriate treatment.
Since meningitis can be contagious, any players who may have shared water bottles or had other contact have been given antibiotics.
We would like to wish Bozon a full recovery and hope that he is able to overcome this difficult time.
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