Forward Fernando Pisani will be out of the Edmonton Oilers' lineup indefinitely after being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disorder and very closely related to Crohn's disease. Pisani had 14 goals and 14 assists in 77 games with Edmonton last season. After scoring 14 goals in the 2006 playoffs, Pisani was rewarded with a four-year, $10 million contract in the offseason.
Hard to believe that at 30 he is younger than me. I am 32 and struggle with sports and Crohn's on a daily basis. Other athletes with Crohn's Disease:
Theo Fleury – NHL, Shane Corson– NHL, David Garrard - NFL