Jets' Little suffered perforated eardrum, vertigo from slap shot to head
Winnipeg Jets forward Bryan Little suffered a perforated eardrum and is dealing with vertigo after taking a slap shot to the head in Tuesday's game versus the New Jersey Devils, head coach Paul Maurice announced. Little is expected to make a full recovery, but a timeline is unknown to this point, Maurice added. The injury occurred in the third period after an errant slap shot from teammate Nikolaj Ehlers struck Little as he was skating behind the net. He was taken to hospital and had the laceration closed with 25-to-30 stitches.
forward needed 25-30 stitches after taking a teammate's slap shot to the ear area during Tuesday's contest against the New Jersey Devils, the team .
Little was taken to the hospital to have the laceration closed before being transferred to the neurological unit for further observation. He was alert at all times.
The Jets did not provide an update on his status moving forward.
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Little, 31, has a history of concussions, including one that caused him to miss the first nine games of the season.
The veteran center has proven to be an important player for Winnipeg. The Jets are 4-2-1 with him in the lineup this season and 4-5-0 without him. He's registered a pair of goals and three assists in seven games.
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