Sport Ice hockey tragedy: Paralyzed talent reports from the clinic

22:50  23 october  2020
22:50  23 october  2020 Source:   sport1.de

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The 18-year-old Mats Hildisch, who will remain paralyzed after a collision with the goal, speaks from the hospital bed - and is combative.

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It's a tragedy: The accident in Norway in which Mats Hildisch suffered such serious injuries in a collision with the opposing goal that he remains permanently paralyzed, the ice hockey community is still shocking.

The 18-year-old talent from the Frisk Asker club, for whom Hildisch was in action in a U21 game against Lorenskog when the fateful clash happened, has now spoken for the first time from the hospital bed - and about the serious accident before six Days spoken.

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In an emotional Instagram post that shows him in the university clinic in Ulleval with a ruff and infusion tubes, the teenager explains: "As many of you know, I have I suffered a serious injury. I broke my neck and injured my spinal cord during a hockey game. "

Ice hockey talent Hildisch combative

Nonetheless, Hildisch is by no means resigned to his severe blow: "I will be transferred to a rehabilitation center on Monday and I am ready to work more than ever. I really appreciate all the supportive messages, they are gold in this situation value."

The drama about the young player had caused deep dismay not least in the social networks. Test

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Norwegian NHL star Mats Zuccarello (Minnesota Wild), among others, tweeted: "The hockey family stands together. We are all on your side in this fight that you are now facing."

Trainer: "Absolutely no ugly action"

Hildisch was on the way to the opposing goal when he was suddenly unbalanced by an opponent, causing the 18-year-old to crash headfirst into the goal housing.

His U21 coach Vidar Wold described the momentous scene Budstikka.no as follows: "Mats is driving towards the goal. His focus is on an ice skate when the opponent hits him on this side and knocks him down. It is an action as it happens every day in hockey. But this one time with a terrible, sad outcome. "

The trainer defended the opponent. "It was absolutely not an ugly action," said Wold. After this scene, the game was stopped immediately.

Despite the operation: Hildisch remains paralyzed.

Hildisch was brought to a university clinic in Ulleval, where he operated on that Sunday night. Hildisch spinal cord injuries remain irreparable.

Next week, the 18-year-old will be transferred to the Sunnaas rehabilitation center in Nesodden.

The club is still bewildered. Frisk-Asker managing director Nicolay Sörensen said in tears: "We are all in shock. It is a terrible, tragic and still completely unreal situation."

"The most important thing for us now is to be there for Mats and his family," added Sörensen.

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