Paralyzed humboldt player

Paralyzed Humboldt player makes more progress after life changing spinal surgery

One week after receiving spinal surgery in Thailand, former Humboldt Broncos player, Ryan Straschnitzki, is already showing a huge amount of progress in his recovery.

In a video posted by the 20-year-old's father, Straschnitzki can be seen sitting upright and moving his leg, almost completing a full range of motion. 

On Monday last week, doctors in Thailand implanted an epidural stimulator in Straschnitzki's spine in the hope that it could restore some movement in his legs.

The 20-year-old was paralyzed from the chest down after last year's Humboldt Broncos bus crash. He was one of 13 junior hockey players injured when a truck driver blew through a stop sign and collided with the Humboldt Broncos' bus, killing 16 others in April last year. 

Straschnitzki continues to receive a flood of support online, as many Canadians search for any positives that have come out of the tragedy of the Humboldt bus crash.

Straschnitzki will continue to work on his range of movement over the next several weeks, according to CTV News. 

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