05/08/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Sean Avery, New York Rangers Player, Suffered Lacerated Spleen, Rushed To Hospital

***UPDATE*** The Rangers have confirmed that Sean Avery suffered a lacerated spleen during last night's game, and will not be able to play for the rest of the playoffs.

The New York Daily News reports that New York Rangers player Sean Avery has been rushed to the hospital:

Rangers bad boy Sean Avery, unconscious and not breathing, was rushed to a Manhattan hospital Wednesday in cardiac arrest just hours after his team's playoff loss, sources said.

Avery, 28, arrived at St. Vincent's Medical Center about 3 a.m., a hospital source said. Five hours earlier, the Rangers lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins in a Stanley Cup playoff game at Madison Square Garden.

He remained in the intensive care unit this afternoon, the hospital source said.
Avery, traded to the Rangers last year from Los Angeles, lives in Manhattan. The single winger is known for dating a bevy of celebrities, including Rachel Hunter and Elisha Cuthbert.

While he has a reputation as a notorious bad boy, Sean Avery may be straightening up a bit as he gears up for an internship at the fashion magazine Vogue