A Twin Cities hockey player is hospitalized in critical condition with two broken vertebrae in his neck after he was slammed into the boards Friday. The Star Tribune reports 16-year-old Jack Jablonski was injured during the Holiday Hockey Classic tournament at the St. Louis Park Recreation Center. The hockey forward and honors student at Benilde-St. Margaret's only has limited movement in his hands and fingers.
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Jablonski undergoes spinal surgery
16 year-old Jack Jablonski underwent spinal surgery Wednesday to fuse together two fractured vertebrae in neck. The Benilde St. Margaret's hockey player was injured in a junior varsity game last week. It's unclear if Jablonski will gain bodily control over his legs again.
Prep hockey player Jack Jablonski making progress
According to family, the Benilde-St. Margaret's sophomore is getting stronger and will begin rehabilitation soon. Jablonski is sitting up in a specialized chair and moving his arms below the triceps. The 16-year-old hockey player was checked from behind during a junior-varsity game on December 30. Jablonski severed his spinal cord and fractured two vertebrae.
Brawl breaks out after dangerous check at Winona High hockey game
Ten players were ejected from the game after a fight broke out over a dangerous check similar to the one that left a Benilde-St. Margaret's athlete with a debilitating spinal injury. The Star Tribune reports the Winona coach has no doubt the brawl was a direct result of the blow that paralyzed Jack Jablonski.
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Benilde-St. Margaret's sophomore Jack Jablonski suffered a spinal injury during a hockey game. Doctors on Wednesday morning performed surgery, fusing two fractured vertebrae. While the procedure went very well, the family reported, it also confirmed the severity of the damage.
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The Benilde-St. Margaret's sophomore continues to make progress following his paralyzing injury in late December. WCCO talked with captains from both the Benilde-St. Margaret's and Wayzata hockey teams about the devastating accident and the aftermath following Jablonski's injury.
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