A terrible incident has left a young man severely injured, although thankfully it sounds like things are trending in a positive direction.
On Friday night, Traverse City West High School Titan Hockey player was seriously injured during the course of a game against the Cadillac Vikings at the Wexford County Civic Center and was reportedly not breathing on the ice when paramedics were called to the scene. Thankfully it sounds like the combined help of bystanders and medical professionals may have saved this young man's life.
"The player had life threatening injuries and immediate medical care was started by people watching the game," said emergency medical technician Trevor Alworden as per NBC 74.
While the situation was extremely serious, on Sunday an update was released by Traverse City West High School Titan Hockey that appears to be promising:
As many of you know Brady was injured during his hockey game on Friday night in Cadillac and is recovering from a spine and neck injury at Helen Devos. Brady had surgery yesterday and will be in a halo for several weeks but is thankfully on his way to a full recovery.
We cannot express how thankful we are for the quick thinking Cadillac and Traverse City parents that immediately acted, performed CPR and saved Brady's life. We would especially like to thank Dr. Mark Munro who we are so thankful for and so thankful that he was at the game leading the effort.
We also thank the wonderful team at the Cadillac hospital that stabilized Brady and took such good care of all of us.
Thank you to Brady's current and former coaches and the Traverse West high school leadership team that have been in constant contact and supported us at both the Cadillac hospital and The Helen Devos hospital.
We cannot express how grateful we are for the overwhelming support we are receiving. Thank you for your continued support and prayers. We all feel the love and support especially Brady.
I will be rooting for Brady to make a full and speedy recovery, and I know the hockey community at large will be doing the same.