Chris Bocklet Hospitalized After Suffering Severe Head Injury

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Chris Bocklet, 31, was a three-time All-American attackman at Virginia and an integral member of the Cavaliers’ 2011 NCAA championship team. He appeared in two games for the Chrome during the PLL’s inaugural season in 2019.


Professional lacrosse player Chris Bocklet has been hospitalized after suffering a severe head injury in a longboarding accident, prompting the lacrosse community to rally in support of one of its best-known and most respected families. 

Bocklet, who last played for the Premier Lacrosse League’s Chrome LC, was moved from an intensive care unit to a trauma unit Sunday. He’s under 24-hour supervision and in stable condition, according to his sister, Casey, who has been posting updates on Instagram

“We firmly believe Chris is in good hands and his positive energy will carry him through,” Casey Bocklet wrote Sunday. 

Lacrosse legend Casey Powell started a GoFundMe campaign in support of the Bocklet family, which includes four siblings who all played Division I lacrosse. Mike Bocklet (Fairfield ’07), Matt Bocklet (Johns Hopkins ’08), Chris Bocklet (Virginia ’11) and Casey Bocklet (Virginia ’15) starred at John Jay (N.Y.) High School before their NCAA and pro careers. 

Chris Bocklet, 31, was a three-time All-American attackman at Virginia and an integral member of the Cavaliers’ 2011 NCAA championship team. He spent seven seasons in Major League Lacrosse, finishing as the league’s top scorer in 2013 and playing alongside his brother, Matt, for the 2014 MLL champion Denver Outlaws. He appeared in two games for the Chrome during the PLL’s inaugural season in 2019. 

The GoFundMe campaign has blown away its original goal of $5,000. As of Sunday night, more than 700 donors had contributed to the fund, raising more than $73,000 to assist Bocklet in his recovery. 







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