Injured Teen Wrestler Goes Home

JACKSONVILLE - Injured Jacksonville High School wrestler Hugo Rubirosa is finally home.

He was released from Vidant Medical Center's rehabilitation center on Thursday, and Hugo even finished his final art project before an ambulance took him home to Swansboro.

The teenager was severely injured in a wrestling match in January.

He fell on his neck, paralyzing him from the neck down. However, he has since regained movement in his arms and chest and can feel sensations in his legs.

"I can't wait to see all my friends and being able to relax in my bed," Rubirosa said.

Hugo says his school will pick him each day. After school, they will take him to his outpatient rehabilitation at Onslow Memorial Hospital.

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