mt_ignoreFollowing a heavy collision with his teammate D'Agostini during the overtime of tonight's game in Bern, Genève-Servette HC's American forward Jim Slater had to be carried off the ice on a strechter.

According to Patrick Andrey (Yes FM), the 33-year-old has been taken to the hospital, where he will have to undergo further medical examinations. He is feared to have sustained a fraction at the level of his cervical spine. (rlu)

UPDATE As Patrick Andrey reported at noon today, Slater has suffered a concussion and an injury of his cervical spine, but fortunately no fraction. The American is (still) able to move all his extremities. Meanwhile, Slater was allowed to leave the hospital and return back home. According to the Tribune de Genève, a meeting with the club's doctor is scheduled for the beginning of next week to determine the severity of his injury and the expected length of his absence. (mso/rlu) - 10 January 2016, 5:18 PM

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