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11-07-2010, 09:25 AM
This story was on the local 10PM news here in Minneapolis last night on Kare11 here is video of it. Get well Jesse.


Thanks Driftryder.
Great to hear Jesse's voice and see DU's banner.
Jesse, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

11-08-2010, 10:04 PM
Per a DU Press Release (http://www.denverpioneers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=18600&ATCLID=205027350) tonight, Jesse Martin's surgery was successful!!!

University of Denver senior center Jesse Martin (Edmonton, Alberta) underwent surgery Monday afternoon at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., to stabilize a broken C2 vertebra in his neck. The surgery went as planned. Doctors will reassess his condition on Tuesday morning.

Old Pio
11-08-2010, 11:49 PM
Per a DU Press Release (http://www.denverpioneers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=18600&ATCLID=205027350) tonight, Jesse Martin's surgery was successful!!!

Keep the thoughts and prayers going Jesse's way. This is the beginning of a long process. Fingers fervently crossed.

11-09-2010, 01:09 PM
Lots of breaking news on the Jesse Martin front right now.

1) Mike Chambers in the Denver Post (http://www.denverpost.com/ci_16564199) is reporting that Jesse's neck fractures will fully heal and he will have full range of motion with his neck. However, the hit caused compression to Jesse's spine which has caused weakness on one side of his body. It sounds doubtful that he will be able to play hockey again but otherwise should be able to have a full and productive life. Jesse will return to Denver next week to beging rehab. Here is part of Chambers' story.

"We got the fracture unimpeded and in place, aligned, and they were able to put a screw in, brought the fracture together and stabilize it," Terry Martin said in a phone interview from Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. "It was fabulous and the prognosis is he'll wear a halo for four to six weeks and then a C-collar for another four weeks, and within six months the fractured bone will be stronger than the original bone."

Terry said doctors operated through Jesse's throat, and afterward told the family they anticipate Jesse will regain "full range of motion" of his neck.

His hockey career, however, likely ended Oct. 30 when he awkwardly absorbed an open-ice check from North Dakota's Brad Malone in at game at Grand Forks, N.D. In addition to the C2 fractures, the hit also caused trauma to the spinal cord, and Jesse has lost some feeling and strength in his arms.

"The challenge will be that he's had some damage to the spinal cord, some compression, which is what they call it," Terry said. "Because of that, he does have some numbness in both arms and a lack of full range of movement in one of his arms.

"They say that there will be a fairly extensive rehab ... The prognosis is good, but there is no guarantee there will full recovery with that, but it should be enough, certainly, for a real good lifestyle."

2) Per a news release on the DU website (http://http://www.denverpioneers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=18600&ATCLID=205027642), Jesse's doctor held a news conference at 12PM CT (11AM MT). Bacher hasn't posted the highlights of the news conference yet.

3) Steve Miller's press conference should be starting soon at www.denverpioneers.com

Again, keep Jesse in your prayers as he begins his long road to recovery.

11-09-2010, 04:15 PM
Hey Jesse, just a note to let you know that CC fans are pulling for you. All rivalries end when something like this happens. I'm sure it's difficult for you but know that you are in our prayers and thoughts and we look forward to seeing you on the ice at World Arena soon! Hang in there Jesse.

11-09-2010, 06:15 PM
Great story about Jesse Martin's surgery and the beginning of his recovery.

Martin’s father also spoke at the conference about seeing his son’s tentative first steps since the accident.

“Seeing Jesse walk was amazing; it was amazing,” said Terry Martin. “The only thing that can compare was seeing him born

At the conference, Terry Martin repeated something Jesse said during his recovery.

“Some people look at the glass as half-full, some people look at the glass as half-empty. I’m extremely grateful I have a glass.”

Read more: http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Edmonton+hockey+player+takes+first+steps+recovery/3802161/story.html?cid=megadrop_story#ixzz14plNzMAz

11-09-2010, 06:18 PM
“Some people look at the glass as half-full, some people look at the glass as half-empty. I’m extremely grateful I have a glass.”

That quote is absolutely amazing. Prayers from Badgerland.

Puck Swami
11-09-2010, 10:12 PM
Today's Press Conference video with the Doctor and Jesse's father:


JW Tigers
11-10-2010, 12:26 AM
I figured this thread would be the best place to post this. I have received a copy of the statement made about Jesse after the lineup was introduced for DU at World Arena Saturday night before the CC vs. DU game and I wanted to share it here:

Hockey fans, we’d like to take a quick moment to recognize one student-athlete who is not able to join us for this Gold Pan rivalry game this evening……Denver Senior Forward Jesse Martin is currently in a Minneapolis area hospital recovering from a broken neck sustained last weekend in a game at North Dakota. While his recovery is progressing nicely, he can still use your encouragement and support. So Tiger fans and Pioneer fans…let’s rise as one and cheer at the top of our lungs…..loud enough so Jesse can hear us in Minnesota….with our best wishes for a full and speedy recovery for Denver’s #14 Jesse Martin!

11-12-2010, 10:02 AM
DU has set up a website for sending messages to Jesse Martin. It also has links to stories from the past two weeks.

11-15-2010, 10:11 PM
Jesse Martin returns to Denver

Information on Jesse's 2PM MT press conference tomorrow from DU website, denverpioneers.com
Full story on Jesse's return in Mike Chambers Blog, Denver Post
from du78

12-21-2010, 03:37 PM
Jesse and Terry Martin celebrating the Christmas Spirit!

Read the story from the Edmonton Journal