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Paralyzed prep hockey player to get surgery

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Jan 9, 2012 at 2:21 pm

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. (AP) - A Twin Cities high school hockey player who suffered a spinal injury in a game is scheduled for surgery this week, but his doctor says it's too soon to tell if the teen will regain full control of his limbs.

The Star Tribune reports that Dr. Tina Slusher says Monday that Jack Jablonski has gained a bit more movement following his injury at the St. Louis Park Recreation Center on Friday.

However, she says Jablonski still can't move his legs and only has partial motion in his shoulders and right arm.

Jablonski is scheduled to undergo surgery this week to fuse the section of his spine that was damaged on Friday, when he was checked by two players from the opposing team and tumbled head-first into the boards.

The Benilde-St. Margaret's sophomore is 16.

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