January 04, 2012
As you may have read on Prep Rally, Benilde-St. Margaret's (Minn.) High junior varsity star Jack Jablonski was paralyzed after he was accidentally checked from behind into the end boards during a Holiday Hockey Classic Tournament on Friday.
Benilde-St Margaret's sophomore hockey player Jack Jablonski is having surgery this morning at Hennepin County Medical Center to fuse the damaged vertebrae he sustained in a junior-varsity game Friday that left him unable to move his legs.
A posting on his CaringBridge website by his parents, Mike and Leslie, said a magnetic resonance imaging test Tuesday revealed the severity of his injuries, including a severed spinal cord near his neck. He also had a procedure Tuesday afternoon to prevent clotting in a blood vessel. The journal also reports a CT scan revealed the alignment of his vertebrae was "very good.''
Beyond prayers for Jack and his family, you can support Jablonski through the Caring Bridge page set up in his name; this is the donation page for Caring Bridge.
(NOTE: The money donated here goes to Caring Bridge, a medical services organization. We're told the Jablonski family and their friends are developing other fundraising opportunities that will directly benefit the family. We'll update you when we hear about them.)
If nothing else, leave a message of support for him. There's also a Support Jack Jablonski Facebook page to check out as well.
Check out more about how NHL players have reacted to Jablonski's injury on Hockey Wilderness.