Jack Jablonski, the sophomore hockey player who sustained a serious spinal cord injury in a game on Dec. 30, took another step forward in his rehab recently.
He removed his neck brace, meaning his neck is now free from protective gear for the first time since his injury. Prior to wearing the neck brace, Jablonski wore a .
Jablonski's mother, Leslie Jablonski, summed up the accomplishment quite simply on his CaringBridge page:
A picture speaks a thousand words...
Simply awesome. No halo. No neck brace. Not even a collar.
Been waiting for this day.
Jablonski is currently in rehab at the Sister Kenny Institute in Minneapolis and will likely return home in mid-April.
For more on Jablonski, and to learn about ways you can support him, visit the Jack Jablonski Fund online.