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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Blue Jackets Injury Update: Nathan Horton back injury could result in the end of his career

By on 10/25/2014 10:28:00 AM

It may be bad news for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Forward Nathan Horton is expected to miss the entire season due to a genetic back injury. As well, he may never play hockey again.

The past couple of years have been a roller coaster for the forward. Suffering a concussion in the playoffs with the Boston Bruins, signing a 7 year contract worth 37.1 million dollars before the 2013-2014 season and undergoing shoulder surgery missing most of the first season with the Blue Jackets.

With the Blue Jackets, Horton only played 35 games in his first season and he missed the playoffs due to abdominal surgery.

As the 2014-2015 season is well underway, Horton has already missed training camp and the start of the season due to a lingering/genetic lumbar back issue. It appears there is a "degeneration" on his back.

It is reported that Horton is always in pain and feels discomfort. The team has decided not to do the surgery just yet and will keep the surgery as a last resort.

There will be further updates when they are made available.

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  1. I hope he is able to make a full recovery.