Her career may be over, but thankfully Lisa Marvin is alive after gruesome injuries sustained after being struck by a car on Monday.
Marvin, a 20-year-old sophomore forward at University of North Dakota, was hit by the car on Monday afternoon and has since undergone one of what could be many surgeries to get her back to full heath.
According to Brad Elliott Schlossmann of the Grand Forks Herald, the injuries Marvin sustained are not for the faint of heart. Marvin’s father, David, told Schlossmann that his daughter’s arm was severely broken between the shoulder and elbow, resulting in a giant hole where the bone was protruding from the skin.
The first surgery Marvin underwent on Monday evening was to insert two separate plates beneath the skin to aid in bone regeneration, writes Schlossmann. In addition, her right knee will require reconstructive surgery, and she’s also dealing with nerve damage that isn’t allowing her to straighten her right arm or make a fist with that hand. She also underwent surgery on Thursday morning to remove antibiotic beads.
Marvin, whose sister, Layla, is a junior with UND, has been visited by some teammates in hospital, and there’s a chance she will be able to leave hospital by the weekend.
Even though her playing career may be in question, the hope is that Marvin will simply be able to live a normal life once again once she’s fully healed.
“She’s going to have a ton of doctor appointments, check-ups and X-rays,” David told Schlossman. “It’s going to be a very, very long road of rehab in front of her. At the moment, she’s extremely uncomfortable, even with the (painkillers).”
In 36 games during the 2013-14 campaign, Marvin scored one goal and added five assists as a freshman. In five games this season, she’s already matched her goal total from last year, but has only dressed for five of 12 games.