Hockey player’s mystery injury revealed to be herniated disc

Ilya Kovalchuk, the New Jersey Devils forward, has revealed that the mystery injury which caused him to miss a game is actually a herniated disc in his back.

The professional hockey player had been playing through the pain, but it recently became too severe. He was unable to play in the second game of the playoffs for his team.

Kovalchuk made the decision himself to return to the ice, and he put his name on the roster for Thursday’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers. He told his coach that he felt fine and that he was ready to begin contributing to his team again. At this time his sole focus is the playoffs, and he will determine if he needs surgery for the herniated disc after the season has ended.

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