- Adam Johnson is believed to have taken a blade to the neck in the course of the match
An ice hockey star has been rushed to hospital after struggling an harm so horrific it compelled the sport to be deserted and left traumatised followers in tears.
Adam Johnson is believed to have taken an ice hockey blade to the neck in a freak accident on the match between Nottingham Panthers and Sheffield Steelers at Utilita Enviornment Sheffield this night.
One witness instructed MailOnline that Mr Johnson tried to skate again to his group after the harm to his throat however collapsed earlier than he made it, prompting panicked scenes as gamers and medics rushed out to assist the stricken star.
Round 8,000 followers noticed the nightmare collision earlier than the sport was rapidly stopped and screens have been introduced onto the pitch to guard the gamers concerned. The match has since been deserted.
Yorkshire Ambulance Service mentioned they have been known as at round 8.20pm earlier than sending two ambulances and a vital care paramedic – with one man taken to hospital.
Devastated spectators who witnessed the accident have been left in ‘tears’ and hugging each other, with one saying ‘they’re going to by no means recover from’ what they noticed. ‘It was horrible to see. Folks have been crying and passing out,’ one other shocked witness added.
Adam Johnson (pictured) suffered an horrific harm throughout a nightmare deal with that left spectators horrified
The incident occurred at Utilita Enviornment Sheffield (pictured) and is believed to have been witnessed by round 8,000 followers
Horrified followers have taken to social media to share their horror on the accident
Different horrified followers have taken to social media to share their horror on the accident. One individual wrote on X, previously generally known as Twitter: ‘Stuff of nightmares on the panthers recreation tonight, praying for Adam Johnson.’
One other wrote on Fb: ‘My 17-year-old has come residence in bits, he mentioned he cannot un-see what he is seen tonight. He is white as a sheet. My ideas and prayers are with the groups concerned.’
Another person shared: ‘My son and I have been there, watching play intensely. We simply maintain hugging one another. Quite a lot of upset people, so I do know we’re not alone.’
One other wrote on X: ‘That was undoubtedly the worst factor I’ve ever seen occur, I am so sorry. We’re all completely sick with fear, praying for a miracle.’
A fourth penned: ‘Actually actually hope he is okay and information of his restoration is posted quickly. Ideas and prayers to him and his household at this very anxious time.’
Posting on X, one spectator mentioned: ‘Paramedics at the moment are on the ice, gamers are forming a hoop round him and now screens are up round him. ‘Terrible scenes right here at Sheffield Enviornment.’
Adam Johnson (pictured) is believed to have taken an ice hockey blade to the neck in the course of the match between Nottingham Panthers and Sheffield Steelers
One witness instructed MailOnline that Mr Johnson tried to skate again to his group after the harm to his throat however collapsed earlier than he made it
Followers have been requested to go away the constructing due a ‘main medical emergency’
A spokesperson for Yorkshire Ambulance Service instructed MailOnline: ‘We have been known as at 8:21 this night to the Sheffield Steeler’s recreation at Sheffield area. We attended a male and despatched two ambulances and a vital care paramedic, and we despatched one affected person to hospital.’
Nottingham Panthers posted: ‘Followers have been requested to go away the constructing attributable to a serious medical emergency.’
MailOnline has contacted Nottingham Panthers and South Yorkshire Police for remark.
Mr Johnson beforehand performed for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
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