‘A little closer every day’: Humboldt Broncos player Layne Matechuk out of coma, still in hospital


The household of Humboldt Broncos defenceman Layne Matechuk says he is making regular progress however stays in hospital with a mind damage.

Matechuk spent a month in a coma after the Humboldt Broncos workforce bus collided with a semi-trailer truck on the freeway roughly 30 kilometres north of Tisdale, Sask. Sixteen individuals died and 13 individuals had been injured.

“He does not seem to know what has occurred,” learn a stement launched by Matechuk’s household Friday. “Whereas we see his frustration, we additionally see his dedication.”

The assertion mentioned Matechuk is still not capable of communicate however is engaged on his restoration.

“Every day, he will get a little stronger and we’re getting indicators from him about what he’s considering,” it mentioned.

The Broncos defenceman is one of two gamers, together with Morgan Gobeil, who stays in hospital. 

Based on an announcement written by the household, Matechuk has emerged from his coma, however still can not communicate. (Saskatchewan Well being Authority)

Whereas the household expressed optimism, they mentioned it has been a making an attempt time.

“We want we may let you know it’s getting simpler,” learn the discharge. “The truth is – it is not.”

Whereas we see his frustration, we additionally see his dedication.– Matechuk household

It is not clear when Matechuk will probably be launched from hospital.

“What we are able to let you know is that we consider he will get a little closer every day,” it mentioned.

The household went on to thank everybody in the group, together with those that organized and took half in a motorbike rally for Matechik earlier this month, for his or her help.

“We #consider the power and dedication that introduced Layne success on the ice will convey him success in the months and years forward,” it learn. “We ask that you just proceed to ship your prayers and help to him — and to suppose of him.”

This week, Matechuk was transferred from Saskatoon’s Royal College Hospital to Saskatoon Metropolis Hospital.

The household requested that their privateness be revered and that media not ask for interviews.




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