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Published February 08 2012

Mom: Doctors expect girl hockey player to make full recovery

ST. PAUL — The mother of a Minnesota girl's hockey player paralyzed in an on-ice accident says doctors expect a full recovery.

Jenna Privette remains paralyzed from the waist down following last month's hockey game accident. But her mother, Penny, tells the St. Paul Pioneer Press in a phone message that doctors “are anticipating a full recovery.”

Privette is a senior at St. Croix Lutheran High School. She was injured in a game Jan. 7 and is receiving physical therapy and rehabilitative care at Gillette Children's Hospital in St. Paul.

Penny Privette says her daughter faces a long road, but has done it before.

In 2008, Jenna Privette suffered a hockey-related injury that left her paralyzed. Penny Privette says her daughter regained use of her upper body and limbs in stages.