MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — An Isanti man suffered a “serious spinal injury” while playing hockey for a Chicago team Sunday, according to his family.
On CaringBridge, the family of 20-year-old Matt Olson says he plays defenseman for the Chicago Cougars.READ MORE: Tips For Buying A Home In A Historically Tough Market
The family says he caught an edge Sunday while racing for a puck behind the net and was severely injured. The injury, which was not the result of physical contact from any player, resulted in permanent damage.
On Monday, Olson underwent surgery to stabilize his spine and it went well, according to the family.READ MORE: What's The Risk Of Getting COVID On A Plane?
On CaringBridge, the family wrote: “Matt is doing great. He is receiving wonderful care and is surrounded by family. Matt is smiling. Our family and Matt appreciate the outpouring of support that has been given. Please continue to keep Matt and our family in your thoughts and prayers.”
According to the team’s schedule, the team was playing the Illiana Blackbirds at Sears Centre Hoffman Estates in Illinois.MORE NEWS: DNR: Early 'Fish Kill' On Minnesota Lakes Isn't Cause For Alarm