Update: Sabres' Kyle Okposo released from hospital, report says

Concussion-related symptoms almost cost Okposo his career back in March.

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo was released from the hospital Friday afternoon, WIVB.com reported, citing un unidentified source with knowledge of the situation.

The details of theillness that reportedly kept him in a neurosurgical intensive care unitstill are not disclosed.

Earlier Friday, The Associated Pressreported that he was showing signs of improvement,citingan unidentified person with direct knowledge of the situation.

The Sabres forward, 28,hadbeen undergoing extensive tests in recent days and has been in a the neurosurgical intensive care unit of a Buffalo hospitalsince Sunday.

Nothing has been reported on the specific nature of the illness because of privacy laws and the NHL's collective-bargaining agreement.

Okposo hasn'tplayed since March 27and had played in just two of the 12 games before that because of a rib injury.

But he was held out of the Sabreslineup for theMarch 28 game and has been in a state of flux ever since.

There has been no official update by the team since it's one statement on Okposo’s immediate condition: "Kyle continues to be under the care of our doctors as he deals with symptoms from an illness. Out of respect to Kyle and his family, we will have no further comment at this time."

However, according to the AP, coach Dan Bylsma addressed the situation, in a general way, on Friday:“It's something we're all playing with right now. It's a difficult situation and a difficult time for Kyle and his family, and one we want to do everything we can to be with him and help him through the time that he's in right now."

The Sabres have been eliminated from playoff contention.

Okposo was fourth on the team with 19 goals and 45 pointsand was named an All-Star in his first year with the Sabres.


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