Colby Cave’s condition remained dire Wednesday, according to his wife.
“Please wake up. Please wake up,” Emily Cave wrote on Instagram. “It’s all I can keep asking, ‘he’s going to wake up right?'”
Doctors at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto placed the 25-year-old Edmonton Oilers center in a medically induced coma Tuesday to stop a brain bleed.
The team posted on Twitter that doctors removed a colloid cyst that was causing pressure on Cave’s brain Tuesday.
Hospital precautions due to the coronavirus pandemic mean the family cannot be in the same room as Cave.
“We need a miracle,” Emily Cave added. “Colby’s parents and myself, got to see him through a window and talk to him with a walkie talkie last night. We are no longer allowed to be in the hospital because Covid-19 rules. We have no idea when we will be allowed to see him again.”
Cave has appeared in 67 NHL games between the Oilers and Boston Bruins during his career. This season, he scored one goal in 11 games for the Oilers. He also played in 44 games in the American Hockey League. Edmonton claimed him off waivers in January 2019.
Contributing: Associated Press