Today is a good day, my friends.
It’s been a long time since we’ve heard from Chicago Blackhawks Captain Jonathan Toews (the only sighting was a brief appearance for Patrick Kane’s 1,00th Game celebration). But today, on his personal Twitter account, Toews spoke for the first time about his time away from the team and names the previously unknown medical condition that kept him out of the 2020-21 season.
I wasn’t too vocal about the things I went through this year. I appreciate the understanding and support and wanted to share this message on where I’m at. pic.twitter.com/3qgftKki10
— Jonathan Toews (@JonathanToews) June 30, 2021
It’s so nice to hear from Toews again and to see him on the ice with the Blackhawks.
Toews addresses in the video what kept him out of the season, and while it’s certainly not nothing, it’s perhaps not as serious as the many terrifying rumors, which went flying in every conceivable direction, would have led you to believe: “they’re calling it Chronic Immune Response Syndrome. I couldn’t recover and my immune system was reacting to everything I did, any kind of stress, everything I did throughout the day, there was a stress response.”
Toews also addressed in his video all the support he felt from the people around him and the fans. He said he knew he would get through everything, but it was just a matter of time.
“I’m excited to get back to the United Center,” Toews says in conclusion of the video, “Excited to get out there and have fun and I think my best is going to come through, and excited to get in front of the fans.”
We’re excited too, Jonathan. We’ll have more of a reaction later, but for now, we just had to get you the news. Jonathan Toews is back!