What's next for the high school athlete who suffered a debilitating spinal injury during a hockey match? Long -- and intense -- rehabilitation. A director at the Courage Center tells Kare 11 that Jack Jablonski will likely go through stages of denial, guilt, anger and grief as he faces a full year of rehab.
A neurosurgeon on Thursday confirmed the bad news during a press conference. Dr. Walter Galicich said the sophomore at Benilde-St. Margaret's won't walk again, and likely won't recover use of his arms below the elbows. "Hopefully he is going to prove me wrong," he said. ESPN has more.
The Star Tribune reports high school students across the country wore white on Thursday in support of Jablonski, and students as far as England and Australia have left messages on Twitter and Facebook.