Denver's Martin Suffers Serious Neck Injury
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Video of Malone hit on Martin, which broke three bones in Martin's neck.
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Denver senior Jesse Martin was seriously injured in the team's game against North Dakota in Grand Forks on Saturday night.
Martin suffered three fractures in his neck after being checked by North Dakota's Brad Malone. He was taken to a Minneapolis hospital, where he was to have surgery today to relieve swelling on the spine.
Martin was knocked unconscious and lost feeling in his arms and legs, but later regained consciousness and feeling.
According to reports, Martin was trying to skate out of the zone, had his head down, and was hit hard by Malone. As Martin was being taken off on a stretch, Malone was given a five-minute major penalty for charging and a game misconduct.
The game was scoreless at the time of the incident. Denver went on to win 3-0.