ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A hockey player from Bishop Feehan High School in Attleboro is suffering from serious injuries after a game on Tuesday night.
A.J. Quetta was playing for the Shamrocks against Pope Francis in West Springfield when he crashed into the boards head-first.
He was quickly transported to Baystate Health in Springfield, and later taken to Mass General Hospital in Boston on Wednesday evening to undergo surgery.
According to Bishop Feehan President Tim Sullivan, the surgery was successful, but there is a "long road ahead" for Quetta, including additional surgeries.
Members of the hockey community across Massachusetts, including the Boston Bruins, have since expressed their support for Quetta following his injury.
The local community and residents all across the Commonwealth have also shown their support for Quetta in the form of a GoFundMe page, which has raised over 400 thousand dollars as of Thursday evening.
Donated funds include $25,000 to the Greg Hill Foundation from New England Patriots Owner Robert Kraft, as the foundation is helping with fundraising to cover Quetta's medical expenses and recovery.
"I know [Quetta's family] is immensely appreciative of the amazing outpouring of support. Let's all continue that support, continue offering our prayers and also respect their understandable request for privacy," Sullivan said on social media.
WBZ NewsRadio's Jim Mackay (@JimMackayOnAir) reports.