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Injured student athlete will return to renovated house

Posted December 19, 2010 8:35 p.m. EST

— Church and community members renovated the home of an injured Rocky Mount Academy football player this weekend to welcome him back from months in rehab.

Colt Brake, 16, crushed his C4 vertebra and fractured his C5 vertebra, injuring his spinal cord, during a football game in October against Parrott Academy. He had no feeling from his neck down immediately after the injury, but regained some feeling in his hands a few days later.

He was taken to Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville before being transferred to a spinal cord injury rehabilitation program at Shepherd Center in Atlanta.

On Wednesday, he'll return home.