Jets' Jacob Trouba in good spirits following crash into boards

Jets' Jacob Trouba is taken off the ice on a stretcher after he crashed into the boards during the...

Jets' Jacob Trouba is taken off the ice on a stretcher after he crashed into the boards during the second period against the Blues in Winnipeg on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. (Marianne Helm/Getty Images/AFP)

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:20 PM ET

Jacob Trouba realizes it could have been a lot worse.

The Winnipeg Jets rookie defenceman is going to be in a neck brace for two weeks, but was in good spirits as he met with the media on Saturday morning.

Trouba, 19, suffered a neck sprain after crashing into the end boards early in the second period of the Jets 4-3 shootout win over the St. Louis Blues.

“It’s stiff. I’ve got to wear this (neck brace) for a couple weeks and then get re-evaluated,” said Trouba, who was taken to the Health Sciences Centre by ambulance but discharged late Friday night. “I was more scared than anything, I went in pretty hard and my neck was sore so they didn’t want me to move.

“I probably could have gotten up and skated off but they didn’t want me to move. That was probably a good thing that I didn’t, just to be careful. I’ve got to lay low for a little while, recover and get back as soon as I can.”



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