Quick thinking saves West Point hockey player’s life
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A hockey player from West Point avoided tragedy earlier this month, thanks to quick action from athletic trainers on hand during a game at Sacred Heart.
Eric Huss got his neck cut from a skate, and began to bleed heavily.
That’s when Rachel Leahy, West Point athletic trainer and Quinnipiac grad, jumped into action. She worked to stop the bleeding as Huss was taken from the ice to St. Vincent’s Hospital for what the doctor called a Level 1 trauma.
Huss was treated and discharged from the hospital less than 24 hours after his injury.
The importance of trainers has been top of mind following Damar Hamlin’s recent collapse and recovery.
It is vital to have medical professionals on hand and for them to have an emergency plan in place.