Kiss of bad luck: Kings’ Toffoli sidelined with mono
If you’re prone to being annoyed by cheesy word play, kiss your patience goodbye, because Los Angeles Kings forward Tyler Toffoli’s missing Saturday’s game against the Winnipeg Jets because of mono.
That’s the word from the OC Register’s Rich Hammond, who asks the question on many hockey peoples’ minds: is that better or worse than the mumps?
"I once thought I had mono for an entire year. It turned out I was just really bored." -- Wayne's World— Rich Hammond (@Rich_Hammond) January 11, 2015
Here’s a quick rundown of the ailment via Web MD:
Mononucleosis, also called “mono,” is a common illness that can leave you feeling tired and weak for weeks or months. Mono goes away on its own, but lots of rest and good self-care can help you feel better.
Mono usually is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). It is most often seen in teens and young adults. Children can get the virus, but it often goes unnoticed because their symptoms are mild. Older adults usually don’t get mono, because they have immunity to the virus.
At first, the impression was that the mumps might be worse, but then again:
Thanks for the feedback on mono/Toffoli. Further reading also indicates recovery of 3-4 weeks. Big loss for Kings.— Rich Hammond (@Rich_Hammond) January 11, 2015
Either way, it’s a bummer for the Kings, as they had just reaped some rewards for reuniting Toffoli, Tanner Pearson and Jeff Carter.