Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press
Published Monday, November 26, 2018 4:46 AM EST
DENVER – Jacob Wassermann says that there were some unexpected side effects after months & # 39; Physio after being paralyzed from the stalk in bus collision & # 39; Humboldt Broncos.
Wassermann, 18, was hard work from outside induced coma after the accident & # 39; April 6 north & # 39; Tisdale, Sask., Which claimed 16 people and wounded 13 other people.
"The most difficult part is when they get new muscle running and then again do b & # 39; robust again & # 39 others;. Because when you first feel you're like super excited but can not do anything because it is so weak, "said the Canadian Press in an interview at & # 39; Denver.
"It grind but I say that it is worth getting results. I'm excited to see where I can & # 39; nieħuha. Obviously the goal is to try to restore & # 39; walk but it's way, way road, if possible, so I'm doing my best. "
Wassermann and Straschnitzki Ryan, one of the members of his team Broncos also been paralyzed in the crash, had a week & # 39; on Friday & # 39; University & # 39; Denver beating ovation.
If Wassermann decide to follow the racing hockey, he will remain goaltender. At six feet six inches, was literally fill the net. But he said in & # 39; this point is "if".
"I still feel & # 39; out and see x & # 39; things stand. If hockey is the sport that I choose – I still try to refer to a wide variety of & # 39; sports – and if hockey is what I then, yes, I want to play at the highest possible level, "he said.
"I decided I would like rather goalie. Remembering the net."
Kirby Wassermann said that his son, as an athlete & # 39; elite, are finds it "frustrating" that the results are so slow to come. But he said on a positive note, he knows how to work hard.
"It's slowly but told us to slow. Spinal cord injuries take a lot of time," he said.
"Initially in the accident was the ants down, is still where the damage is, but he's got movement in his hip and he got in his little gluten."
Wassermann expects Jacob, who started playing goal when he was nine, choose to return to hockey.
"I think it will again & # 39; back to that in & # 39; some form again too", he added.
The family lives on a rural property just outside Humboldt. Wassermann said that renovations are complete and Jacob changed his truck to be able to drive.
"I think these boys, as well as others, who were involved in & # 39; it will find many ways to run their lives as to inspire and help people."
But Wassermann said that there were some difficult moments by accident and have been adapted to a new normal.
"You look back at pictures and it was only last spring so we have to get most of the jerseys hanging in the area & # 39; Jacob and such things, knowing the junior stuff done. But he had a very positive attitude . "