Rangers Forward Suffers Setback With Injury Recovery

New York Rangers center Filip Chytil returned to team practice on Jan. 25 in a non-contact jersey. It was excellent news, but now, the good news has quickly become bad. 

As reported by Peter Botte, during Jan. 26's Rangers optional skate, Chytil was injured during it and needed help off of the ice. With that, Botte noted that Chytil was down on the ice for several minutes before getting off. 

Larry Brooks later reported that the injury Chytil suffered at the option skate is related to the concussion that he suffered during the early stages of the season. 

This is certainly very concerning news, as head injuries are extremely serious, and this is especially so when there are setbacks during the recovery from one. Now that Chytil has suffered this setback, it is very likely that this will prolong his recovery process, which has already been going on since the beginning of November.

In 10 games this season with the Rangers, Chytil has six assists. The Rangers have missed him in their middle six, and he was viewed as a prime breakout candidate this season. However, his injury trouble is continuing to put his season on pause.

Here's to hoping that Chytil has a speedy recovery from here.

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