Terribly sad story out of Minnesota.

High school hockey player Jack Jablonski was playing for Benilde-St. Margaret’s when he was accidentally hit from behind into the boards, leaving him motionless on the ice.

What they thought was a bruised spine and two broken vertabrae turned out to be a severed spinal cord. He still hasn’t been able to move his legs, and they’re unsure if he’ll ever walk again.

I’ll keep this short: hockey is a small, strong community and we back each other up when bad things happen, just like we do on the ice.

You can donate to show your support here (for now your donation goes towards Caring Bridge, a platform for those going through tough times to share their stories and support one another. As soon as we find a place to donate to Jack and the family, we’ll post that. If anyone knows of a place where donations can be made directly to them, please share with us in the comment section). Others are already on board.

Benilde Hockey Player Has Severed Spinal Cord: MyFoxTWINCITIES.com

(s/t Deadspin)