In a nightmare of a scenario for everyone involved, a 33-year-old hockey player has been paralyzed due to a vicious hit during a Swiss Nationalliga B playoff game earlier this week. Ronny Keller is a defenseman for Olten, and was drilled into the boards by Langenthal player Stefan Schnyder and the result was tragic. Doctors have confirmed that Ronny is now paralyzed.
The chief physician from the Swiss Paraplegic Centre in Nottwill released a statement:
“Following the serious injury of the fourth thoracic vertebra, Ronny Keller will be a permanent paraplegic. There is neither head nor brain injuries. ”
The incident is also being investigated as a criminal matter, and charges could stem from the hit.
At the same time the incident in the play-off semi final match between EHC Olten and the SC Langenthal is being investigated by the Prosecutor of the Canton of Solothurn. It is a file has been opened and the accident in the 78th Minute of the game in which the player Ronny Oltner Keller has been seriously injured, will be checked to see whether any negligent, there was serious injury, the prosecutor stated on request from Tagesanzeiger.ch / Newsnet.