It was on boxing day as the accident for publikfavoriten and one of The bearers of culture.
Leksand met with Almtuna in the Swedish second league allsvenskan before large crowds in the nhl.
At the end of the second period played out the nasty scenes in Tegera Arena.
After the collision, went Tobias Forsberg into the boards head first.
the Audience held their breath.
I sat in the stands right at the curve behind where it happened. I was close to the event and I got a bad feeling immediately, " says Niklas Niva Sjökvist.
a long time on the ice and was taken to the hospital in an ambulance and it turned out that he had a serious neck injury.
After the nasty injury, Forsberg not only had a great support of The fans, but the whole of Hockeysverige has endorsed driscoll played in the dalalaget since the 2011/2012 season.
Tobias Forsberg has been celebrated with banners, decals, tifon, chants, etc, and on the country's arenas in the SHL and allsvenskan.
– It is a sign of just how beautiful the sport can be. Also, if you are the antagonists and are not friends on the level so slopes are still up each other when difficult things happen. It is nice to see how people set it up, " says Niklas Niva Sjökvist.
for the support of the opponents fans shown.
" I've far from seen all the tributes. But when Södertälje received Västerås at home, had a tear in the corner of my eye. It was beautiful to see when everyone stands and applauds, " says Niva Sjökvist.
the Actual has Leksand Superstars put up a banner on their supportersektion and made a tifo which was very much appreciated.
And made a tribute in the end of his season 19.
"When the whole arena stands up and pays tribute to Tobias in the 19th minute to get goose bumps all over my body," says Niva Sjökvist.
" People need to give the expression of emotions. It is important that you can channel the energy that you have, " he says.
" I don't know any more than anyone else. It will be just speculation, " says Niva Sjökvist.
it is Clear that Tobias Forsberg will not play more this season.
the Leksand supporters want to do more for Tobias Forsberg.
– There is a great interest to draw in the time with the fundraisers. But we are advocating that we should give the family peace and quiet. When we, in consultation with the family is ready to do something, we can press the button, " says Niva Sjökvist.
the severe damage has now Tobias Forsberg spoken out for the first time.
He did it on The website.
”I have only now at the end taken part of some of the all your greetings. I feel really touched and it gives me support in this very difficult time. A big thank you to all leksingar, the rest of Hockeysverige and all the others for your warmth and care! Thank you!”, greet Forsberg.
On its website, writes Leksand to Forsberg's injury is very serious. Rehabilitation and healing is a long process.
But all are deeply concerned by Tobias Forsberg,
" I think the players have become even more close-knit and when the lug is singing ”three points for Tobbe Forsberg”, I think you can almost see how it shines in the eyes when the players thank heel after matches. There will be some kind of tie fist effect when they play for Tobbe.
On Friday evening, meet Leksand serieledande AIK at Hovet.
Leksand, sweden, has climbed to third place in the teams after a shaky start to the season.