No spinal injury.
Tsn.ca/Several Outlets: Report Islander defenseman, Radek Martinek was taken to hospital with a spinal injury and concussion after he was hit in the head during a 4-2 win over Latvia at the world ice hockey championship on Saturday.
Team doctor Radomir Holibka told Czech public television that Martinek was in a stabilized condition but due to the nature of his injuries it was unlikely he would continue in the tournament.
Martinek was hit by Latvia defenceman Arturs Kulda at 14:40 in the first period. Kulda was penalized.
Video of play shows high head hit with arm/shoulder/elbow well after play.
Only thing important is Martinek is ok, expected to leave hospital and has no reported paralysis.
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