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Wrestler recovering after neck surgery

Published 10:54am Thursday, March 8, 2012 Updated 10:59am Thursday, March 8, 2012

Nolan Koch, the Henning School sophomore and Otter Tail Central wrestler who injured his neck during a match in Barrett on Feb. 24, is out of the hospital and back at home thanks to an ongoing and speedy recovery from the March 1 surgery that fused two fractured neck vertebrae.

According to Koch’s CaringBridge site, which is run by his family, Koch is expected to make a full recovery with most of his neck’s range of motion intact. To aid in his recovery, he will continue to wear a halo neck brace for a few months.

Though Koch is still under a fair amount of pain, a post on Monday said that he is being weaned onto less potent pain medication.

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