Jack Jablonski leaves rehab facilityby Rupa Shenoy, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — Jack Jablonski has been discharged from the Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute in Minneapolis after a nearly three-month stay.
The 16-year-old received national attention when he was checked in a hockey game in December and lost the use of his legs. Jablonski's injury helped lead to greater scrutiny over physical contact in sports and to stiffer penalties for checking in games Minnesota boys hockey.
Jablonski's teammates at Benilde St. Margaret's wore his number 13 on their jerseys during their Class 2-A boys' hockey championship win last month.
As he left the Sister Kenny Institute Wednesday, Jablonski said he still is not used to the attention.
"It's just weird being a 16-year-old kid with the cameras," Jablonski said. "I didn't expect it to be this big first of all, and it's just, I guess... kind of blown up a little.
"It's still great and everything, but it's definitely different than what I thought."
Jablonski will continue outpatient treatment three days each week.