Radek Martinek Hospitalized With Spinal Injury/Concussion at WC

New York Islander Fan Central | 4/30/2011 07:25:00 PM | |

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.

NYIFC Comments:
Only thing important is Martinek is ok, expected to leave hospital and has no reported paralysis.

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