France may have eliminated Kazakhstan from the 2010 World Hockey Championship on Tuesday afternoon, but it wasn’t without suffering a bit of hurt themselves.  French forward Yorick Treille slid feet-first into the boards, appearing to twist his ankle very awkwardly.

The injury occurred just over four minutes into the contest, which France won by a score of 5-3 to finish the regulation round in 14th place. Treille, according to reports, was taken to a nearby hospital after being taken off the ice on a stretcher. Treille was drafted 195th overall in 1999 by the Chicago Blackhawks, but has never played in the NHL.