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Doctors find benign mass on MacLeod’s brain

Feb 22, 2013, 8:55 AM EDT


After suffering a seizure during an AHL game on Sunday, Springfield Falcons forward Wade MacLeod underwent tests and has received the results.

“Doctors have discovered a benign mass in Wade’s brain,” MacLeod’s family said in a statement, according to the “He will be undergoing further examination to determine the appropriate treatment. We appreciate the respect of Wade’s privacy at this time.”

MacLeod had the seizure after being hit into the glass. The game was postponed until March 1 as a result of the incident.

“It was a play that is made many times throughout a hockey game,” MacLeod said on Monday. “The result here was unfortunate but I am feeling much better.”

The 26-year-old is playing in his third season with the Falcons, the Columbus Blue Jackets’ AHL affiliate.


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  1. jcmeyer10 - Feb 22, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    Thoughts and prayers.

  2. govtminion - Feb 22, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Best of luck to him… I was just wondering last night if they had any news on him, but this is a bit worse than the concussion I was expecting. Hopefully it’s nothing that affects his having a normal life moving forward.

  3. sabatimus - Feb 22, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Benign as in non-cancerous I guess. But they’ll have to keep looking at that mass for the rest of his life to make sure it doesn’t go anywhere.

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