Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, already out of the lineup with an upper-body injury, was involved in a car accident Thursday morning, but was not hurt, according to a team release.
According to Chicago radio station 670 The Score, Toews’ black Mercedes struck a support beam on “the Loop” just before 10 a.m, and he left in an ambulance.
Jonathan Toews crashed his car on Thursday morning. (AP Photo)
The Chicago Tribune texted Toews: “(It’s) nothing serious at all,” he responded. “I’m good.”
Also on Thursday, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville talked about Toews’ previous injury, which, though not confirmed by the team, has been reported as a concussion.
“He’s progressing,” coach Joel Quenneville said of Toews. “I guess we’ll say that’s where we’re at.”
On Wednesday, Quenneville was asked if Toews, who is out indefinitely and was scratched for Chicago’s 2-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday, was concussed.
“It’s upper body, we’ll leave it at that,” Quenneville said.
Toews leads the Blackhawks with 29 goals. He also has 28 assists and is second on the team with 57 points. The Blackhawks, who have won four straight, play the Dallas Stars in Chicago on Thursday.