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.
Exactly a week after Unique Access did the surgery. Heres Ryans progress today. No help. Thats Kitt with phone and Ping “The Mapper” as I call him BTW. Wait for video of Kitt in Ryans sled on ice in a couple weeks. Hes revved to try it. They will “Map” Ryan in his sled for Core. pic.twitter.com/xdHQe7o1Mt— Strazsr (@strazsr) November 11, 2019
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.
Absolutely amazing, you and your teams tragedy occurred on my wedding night. I will forever be connected with you and your progress. Keep up the great work, The sky’s the limit!— Jason Callaghan (@J_Calli) November 11, 2019
Straschnitzki will continue to work on his range of movement over the next several weeks, according to CTV News.
Join the conversation Load comments