Video shows young rugby player walking again after spinal cord injury

Video shows young rugby player walking again after spinal cord injury

- A high school rugby player who injured his spine during a rugby game was left in a wheelchair for some time while he underwent treatment

- The young man had two surgeries and extensive therapy

- A touching video of him walking again with the assistance of a friend was shared on social media

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Young and promising rugby player, Koben Hofmeyr, injured his spinal cord during a game last year, leaving him in a wheelchair for almost a year.

Koben had to undergo two surgeries, and after months of intense physical therapy and rehabilitation the brave young man took his first steps, Briefly.co.za found.

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A video of Koben walking again after his accident was shared on social media, motivating teary-eyed South Africans. Koben was assisted by a friend who patiently guided him down some steps.

Koben was the captain of his high school rugby team when he broke his neck during a scrum, shocking his teammates and his community. Having lost motor functions from his waist down, Koben faced the possibility of being permanently disabled.

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South Africans applauded the young man’s strength, saying he was an inspiration for everyone struggling to find their way out of a difficult situation. Many praised his positive attitude and thanked God for helping him recover.

The Players Fund, which assists injured sports players raise funds for medical expenses, shared the video on social media.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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