Surgery goes 'very well' for injured high school hockey player

Surgeons worked to fuse fractured vertebrae in Jack Jablonski's neck Wednesday. It remains unclear whether the Benilde-St. Margaret sophomore will regain motor control lost after he suffered the injury during a high school hockey game.
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Surgeons worked to fuse fractured vertebrae in Jack Jablonski's neck Wednesday. It remains unclear whether the Benilde-St. Margaret sophomore will regain motor control lost after he suffered the injury during a high school hockey game.

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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.

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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.

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.

Interview: Jablonski's hockey coach

Jack Jablonski's head varsity hockey coach at Benilde-St. Margaret's talked to KARE 11 Sports Director Randy Shaver. Doctors confirmed Thursday the 16-year-old high school sophomore is not expected to regain any movement in his legs or left arm.