A former junior hockey player from Edmonton is in stable condition at a
Minneapolis hospital after breaking his neck during a university game.
University of Denver centre Jesse Martin was taken off the ice on a
stretcher Sunday night following the massive hit by a University of North
Dakota player during the second period.
According to Aaron Leu, University of Denver Associate Director of Sports
Medicine, the 22-year-old suffered three fractures to his C-2 vertebrae in
his neck and is in stable condition.
The university website states Martin, a former member of the Spruce Grove
Saints, has feeling in all his extremities and will undergo further testing
during the next 24 hours to determine if surgery is required.