This from the Australian Associated Press, yesterday, about a Rugby League player's recovery - good news, of course.
"NRL: Newcastle coach says Alex McKinnon has stood up on his own"
2:19 PM Wednesday Jan 14, 2015
|Alex McKinnon. Photo / Getty Images.|
"Alex McKinnon continues to inspire the Newcastle Knights with coach Rick Stone revealing he stood up on his own for the first time since suffering a devastating spinal injury in an NRL game last March…. (he) has returned to Newcastle following rehabilitation in Sydney after suffering the injury in a tackle which left the 22-year-old in a wheelchair.
"He's just finished in his rehab and he actually stood up unabated the other day ... he stood up on his own which is a terrific sort of step for Alex," Stone said."