Sabres forward Kyle Okposo hospitalized

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo hospitalized
Posted at 8:44 PM, Apr 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-05 21:21:56-04

Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo has been hospitalized.

Okposo has been admitted to neuro-surgical intensive care unit at Buffalo General Hospital where he's been receiving treatment since Sunday, according to reports.

Paul Hamilton of WGR 550 was the first to report Okposo's condition.  

The player has been out of the Sabres lineup with an undisclosed illness since the March 28.

On Wednesday morning Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma told reporters he was "very concerned" about Okposo's health.  

According to Bylsma, Okposo had met with team doctors, but they hadn't figured out the exact illness. Earlier in the week, Bylsma was specifically asked if Okposo had the mumps, which he said was not the case.

The team issued the following statement on Wednesday evening.

"Kyle continues to be under the care of our doctors as he deals with symptoms from an illness. Out of respect to Kyle and his family, we will have no further comment at this time."

Okposo is expected to miss the remainder of the season.