GENESEO – A SUNY Geneseo sophomore and ice hockey player has been hospitalized as a result of a traumatic head injury. At this time, it is not known what caused the injury.
According to a GoFundMe.com page, Jason ‘Jay’ Stephanik was found to have suffered a fracture to the back of his skull, and his frontal lobe was bleeding. According to Strong Memorial Hospital, Stephanik is currently in the Intensive Care Unit in guarded condition.
“[Jay] has suffered from periodic seizures, and his speech has been gravely affected,” says the GoFundMe page. “The cause of Jay’s injuries are not entirely known.”
The page has raised $11,185 towards its goal of $25,000.
The GoFundMe page states that as of Nov. 1, Jay has shown some signs of progress by walking with little aid. His family is hopeful that he will recover.
In the 2014-15 season, Stephanik played in 16 games scoring 1 goal and had 5 assists.
Stephanik also played with the Sioux Falls Stampede in the Unitied States Hockey League (USHL) the premier Junior “A” League in the country.
UPDATE: Geneseo Police discover the cause of the injury.