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Bishop released from rehab center

4/13/2010

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A University at Buffalo wrestler is walking on his own and will continue his rehabilitation at home a little over a month after sustaining a life-threatening spinal cord injury.

In the latest step of his recovery, Dan Bishop was released from a rehabilitation center in Schenectady, N.Y., the school announced Tuesday. Bishop returned home to Whitehall, N.Y., a day after he spent 45 minutes walking unassisted.

He will continue receiving therapy as an outpatient.

Bishop said he intends to return to Buffalo to walk on stage to get his diploma during graduation ceremonies next month.

He sustained a fracture between two vertebrae and damage to a major artery on March 6 during a Mid-American Conference semifinal match.