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Dallas Stars’ Roman Polak suffered fractured sternum in scary injury

It was a scary moment in the second period when Roman Polak of the Dallas Stars awkwardly went into the boards and did not get up.

He was stretchered off the ice following a lengthy delay with his head stabilized.

On Friday, the Dallas Stars reported Polak suffered a small fracture of his sternum and will be re-evaluated in a week.​

The sternum, located in the chest and commonly known as the breast bone, connects the ribs and typically takes approximately 10 weeks to heal from a break, according to Healthline.

Polak’s injury news is not the only development in the story; Bruins play-by-play announcer Jack Edwards has received criticism after calling the play “bad hockey karma,” when the injury initially occurred.

Allan Walsh, Polak’s agent, responded on Twitter on Friday.

“I have tremendous respect for the Bruin players that sent best wishes. All class,” Walsh began. “As for (Bruins announcer) Jack Edwards, to say Roman’s injury was ‘bad hockey karma’ while he was laying on motionless on the ice, you are truly a piece of s— and an absolute disgrace.”​

Polak appeared in 77 games for the Stars last year, his first in Dallas.​

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