The journalist, who was covering the game between Banská Bystrica and Poprad, was struck by the stray puck directly in the face, causing severe damage to her right eye.
The 30-year-old had her head down at that moment and didn’t have time to dodge the rubber disk, which was flying at a high speed.
As a result of the horrific incident, Ziacikova was immediately hospitalized with a broken bone and concussion.
The journalist posted several pictures on social media showing her bruised eye and deeply lacerated eyebrow area.
Ziacikova thanked her followers for their support, expressing hope that she will recover soon.
Slovak doctors are reportedly doing everything possible to save the journalist from visual impairment.
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