Hockey star Sean Avery remains in intensive care Thursday after lacerating his spleen
during an Eastern Conference Semifinal against the Pittsburgh Penguins Tuesday night.
"Sean has undergone procedures to stop his internal bleeding, and is awaiting results from his doctors today," the New York Rangers star's publicist, Nicole Chabot, tells PEOPLE. "Doctors expect he'll make a full recovery, but will be keeping him in the hospital for a week."
Contrary to reports that claimed Avery was found unconscious and rushed to the hospital, his rep says his life was never in danger. Avery was taken to New York's St. Vincent's hospital directly from Madison Square Garden with a team doctor.