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HURRICANES GOALTENDER KEVIN WEEKES RELEASED FROM REX HOSPITAL

by Staff Writer / Carolina Hurricanes

WEEKES SUFFERED A SEIZURE DURING SUNDAY’S PRACTICE

RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 15, 2002) – Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Kevin Weekes was released from Rex Hospital on Sunday evening after undergoing evaluations by team doctor Jay Stevens and team neurologist Ken Carnes. Weekes was taken to the hospital after suffering a seizure during the first practice of the 2002 Training camp for Hurricanes’ veterans.

“All of the initial evaluations proved normal,” said Stevens. “Currently it would appear that heat and dehydration were factors in the seizure.”

Weekes underwent a cat scan and blood work at the hospital, each of which came out cleanly. Doctors said he could possibly be cleared to practice as early as Tuesday, but was not likely to return to the ice until the team’s practice on Thursday at TECO Arena in Estero, Fla.

Hurricanes training camp resumes on Monday with the first practice session at 10 a.m. The team will practice in three groups, with the second group taking the ice at 11:30 and the third group at 1:30.

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