Jets defenceman Trouba diagnosed with concussion after scary hit

Jacob Trouba exited the game after he struggled to leave the ice after a collision with Jamie Benn at the start of the 3rd period.

Winnipeg Jets defenceman Jacob Trouba has been diagnosed with a concussion, head coach Paul Maurice told reporters on Tuesday.

“He was diagnosed with a concussion,” Maurice said. “So, he’s in the protocol now. He feels good today, so that’s positive.”

The 24-year-old suffered the head injury in a collision with Stars forward Jamie Benn during Sunday’s game with Dallas.

Benn was entering the Jets zone when Trouba went in for an open-ice hit at the blue line. The Stars captain stood his ground and the Jets defenceman appeared to receive the brunt of the force from the impact.

Trouba attempted to make it the five or six feet to the bench after getting up from the ice, but he struggled to stand up on his own accord and was helped to the dressing room by training staff.

Maurice made no mention of a timeline of return for Trouba, only to confirm that he is going through the league’s concussion protocol.

The incident occurred in just his second game back from sitting out of 20 straight games while recovering from an ankle injury.

Through the 52 games he has appeared in, Trouba has three goals and 19 assists with a plus-7 rating.

With 10 games remaining on the season, the Jets are sitting comfortably in a playoff position with a 43-19-10 record, good enough for second in the Central Division. The team next plays Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Kings.

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