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Illustration for article titled Wojtek Wolski Broke His Neck After Sliding Into The Boards In A KHL Game

Metallurg Magnitogorsk forward Wojtek Wolski injured his neck during Thursday’s KHL game against Barys Astana, and left the ice on a stretcher.

In the third period, Wolski unsuccessfully dove for a loose puck and went headfirst into the boards. He remained down on the ice as his teammates waved for the medics:

According to the club, Wolski broke the seventh and fourth cervical vertebrae in his spinal cord, suffered a concussion, and had bruising to his face. He will be out for the rest of the 2016-17 season.


Wolski gave a statement to TSN’s Gino Reda:

Wolski was in the NHL for eight seasons with five teams. He last played for the Washington Capitals in the 2012-13 season.

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