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Army hockey player recovering after serious neck injury


BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Army hockey coach Brian Riley is crediting a team trainer with potentially saving the life of forward Eric Huss, who suffered a severe neck injury caused by a skate during a game at Sacred Heart on Thursday. Huss, a junior from Dallas, Texas, caught an inadvertent skate to the neck in the second period of Army’s 5-0 loss to the Pioneers in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Team officials say trainer Rachel Leahy took measures to control the bleeding. The injury came a year after a Connecticut high school hockey player died from a similar wound from a skate in Greenwich. Huss is recovering after surgery and expected to return to the West Point campus on Friday.

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