Norwood student in ICU after injury during hockey game
NORWOOD, Mass. -- The Norwood High School sophomore injured during a hockey game remained in intensive care at Children's Hospital in Boston on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, fellow students and residents of Norwood attended a Mass for Matt Brown.
"It's just one of those nightmares that you expect to wake up from. This is every hockey parent's nightmare," said Michael Brown, the teen's father.
Matt Brown broke his neck after being checked into the boards during the game Saturday night.
"You see your kid go down and not move and not get up. You never expect something like this to happen," said Michael Brown.
Coaches said that nothing was done wrong in the rink during the game against Weymouth High School, and no one is to blame for this injury.
"Players were going for a puck, and I think Matt just kind of lost his balance and basically went face first into the glass and boards," said Norwood High School hockey coach Bill Clifford.
Hundreds of friends attended the Mass at St. Catherine's Tuesday morning, including his teammates and members of the Weymouth hockey team.
"I'm awestruck. To see this many people come out and support my son is just overwhelming," said Michael Brown.
Counseling will be provided by the school for any students wishing to talk about the incident.
Brown's mother wished to thank the Hingham Fire Department for their timely response on Saturday.
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