Paralyzed hockey player in surgery Wednesday

A student at Benilde-St. Margaret's who suffered a paralyzing injury during a hockey game is having surgery on Wednesday morning. Doctors will fuse together Jack Jablonski's damaged vertebrae.
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A student at Benilde-St. Margaret's who suffered a paralyzing injury during a hockey game is having surgery on Wednesday morning. Doctors will fuse together Jack Jablonski's damaged vertebrae.

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