Minnesota teen, Jack Jablonski, 16, severed his spinal cord after an accidental check from behind Friday, leaving him paralyzed, according to Fox News.
Doctors originally believed Jablonski, a junior-varsity player at Benilde-St. Margaret’s in St. Louis Park, had suffered a bruised spinal cord and broken vertebrae; however doctors have now diagnosed him with a severed spinal cord.
Tuesday, the Minnesota High School League sent a note to hockey coaches and school officials urging them to review safety practices with their teams, according to Fox News.
The league also informed coaches and officials to remind their teams to not check from behind, be grateful for the rules that are enforced to make them safer and to know when you are too close to another player and when to slow down.
It is uncertain at this time if Jablonski will be able to walk again.
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