The agent of Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tomas Vokoun is denying the accuracy of the quotes attributed to Vokoun in a Czech language report, which stated that Vokoun was questioning ending his career.
The outlet iDNES.cz ran a report on Thursday that quoted Vokoun as saying that he nearly died after blood clots formed in his leg and that he was contemplating ending his career. The report was translated by TV NOVA Sport correspondent, Roman Jedlicka, and subsequently translated for SB Nation by a Czech language speaker.
Vokoun's agent, Allan Walsh, stated on twitter that the quotes attributed to Vokoun are inaccurate:
Re: Vokoun - Comments attributed to him in the Czech media are not accurate. He is feeling good, will resume light workouts next week. (1)— Allan Walsh (@walsha) September 27, 2013
After meeting with his doctors and discussions with the Penguins, a timeline will be decided on for his return to action. (2)— Allan Walsh (@walsha) September 27, 2013
Tomas Vokoun is also very thankful for all the support and good wishes sent his way. (3)— Allan Walsh (@walsha) September 27, 2013