Ice hockey trainer saves high school player’s life

Posted on 01 February 2013 by DigitalSports

It’s something you never want to see in sports – an injury so bad that you actually have to physically turn away from its gruesomeness.

Don’t tell that to Methuen High (Mass.) trainer Janielle Martin, though, who rushed to the aid of varsity forward Brady Barron, who collided with an opponent and had his wrist accidentally sliced by a skate. Martin, a certified and licensed athletic trainer and a nurse, instantaneously noticed blood and dashed out on to the ice. It was at that point that Martin knew Barron only had minutes to live if untreated.

Martin proceeded to put pressure on the deep cut that severed multiple tendons, nerves, and an artery, and with the help of other EMT’s arriving at the scene, Barron’s life was saved.

A truly heroic story.

Original article here.

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