Parents: Denna Laing sustained severe spinal cord injury

BY foxsports • January 8, 2016

BOSTON (AP) Denna Laing's parents say the professional women's hockey player sustained a severe spinal cord injury when she struck the boards at Gillette Stadium last week in a game before the NHL's Winter Classic.

Jerilyn and Dennis Lang released a statement Friday saying: ''As of today, Denna has limited movement of her arms and no feeling in her legs. Our prayer going forward is that Denna can be moved from the Intensive Care Unit to a Rehabilitation Center and continue to fight everyday with her trademark grit and resolve. With respect to her long term prognosis, right now there are more questions than answers.''

Lang is being treated at Massachusetts General Hospital.

She was injured Dec. 31 playing for the Boston Pride in the outdoor game Dec. 31 against the Montreal Canadiennes.

The 24-year-old Laing, from Marblehead, played at Princeton and works as a witness victim advocate at the Essex district attorney's office.

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