Jack Jablonski, a sophomore at Benilde-St. Margaret’s School in St. Louis Park, was seriously injured in a junior varsity hockey game Dec. 30 and is partially paralyzed.
According to a report posted on a CaringBridge site by his family, he severely bruised his spinal cord and is waiting for the swelling to go down before doctors can move forward with his care. He will have surgery to fuse two vertebrae in his neck sometime this week, once the swelling subsides, according to the CaringBridge site. He is in intensive care at Hennepin County Medical Center.
According to news reports, Jablonski was checked from behind by a player from Wayzata High School during a tournament game in St. Louis Park.
On Jan. 3, the school offered prayers for Jablonski and his family. A statement from the school was not available before this edition of The Catholic Spirit went to press.
For more information about Jablonski, visit http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/jackjablonski.
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