Amanda Kessel, one of the top women's hockey players in the world, will not return to the University of Minnesota to play her senior season because of concussion-related issues.

In an interview with the Star Tribune on Tuesday, Gophers women's hockey coach Brad Frost said, “After her missing last year and the severity of the concussions last year, we had a feeling that she was not going to be able to play for us unless things turned around. We’ve had some discussions with Amanda and myself, but really, it’s never even gotten to the point where hockey is something she would do with us again.”