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Holy Angels captain suffered 'traumatic brain injury' in scrimmage hit; MRI negative

Mason Garcia has some limited movement in his extremities.
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The senior captain of the Holy Angels hockey team suffered a "traumatic brain injury" in a hit during a scrimmage on Saturday, but is out of the ICU after an MRI was negative for a spinal cord injury.

Mason Garcia, an 18-year-old senior at the Richfield school, hit his head against the boards during a scrimmage at the White Bear Lake Scrimmage Fest at TCO Sports Garden.

In a GoFundMe campaign set up to assist his recovery, it said he suffered a brain injury and was rushed to the Regions Hospital ICU.

Providing an update on his condition, the page reads: "All MRI and scans are clear, which we are so thankful for! However, as of Sunday night, movement in Mason's hands and lower body is limited."

Holy Angels coach Patrick Griswold told KARE 11 that Garcia was moved out of the ICU after an MRI for a spinal cord injury was negative, but remains under trauma care at Regions. He added that he has started to regain movement in his legs and arms.

Garcia's team was taking part in a preseason scrimmage against Lakeville South. After Garcia was taken off the ice, a prayer circle formed at center ice. 

The fundraising campaign has so far generated more than $20,000 in donations.