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Hockey player’s surgery goes as planned

University of Denver senior center Jesse Martin underwent surgery Nov. 8 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., to stabilize a broken C2 vertebra in his neck. The surgery went as planned, doctors said.

The surgery was performed by doctors Alex Mendez and Robert Morgan at Regions Hospital’s Center for Spine and Spinal Cord Injury. Mendez specializes in cranial-based neurosurgical procedures and both complex and minimally invasive spine surgery. Morgan specializes in complex spine surgery and reconstruction.

Martin suffered the injury during an on-ice collision with North Dakota’s Brad Malone on Oct. 30.


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