MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minnesota hockey player who survived a devastating injury on the ice headed home Wednesday.
Matt Olson slammed into the boards during a junior league hockey game in Chicago six months ago.READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: UK Variant Outbreak Linked To Youth Sports In Carver County, Officials Recommend 2-Week Pause
He suffered a spinal injury, leaving him paralyzed from the chest down.
In a statement Wednesday, Olson’s family thanked his doctors and caregivers in Illinois and Minnesota.READ MORE: More Than 1 Million Wisconsin Residents Have Been Vaccinated
He left a rehabilitation institute Wednesday for his home in Isanti.
A GoFundMe page set up for the former Totino-Grace High School star athlete raised nearly $200,000 for his medical care.
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