The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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Alex McKinnon has been transferred from intensive care to a spinal rehabilitation ward in a Sydney hospital as he continues his recovery.
Movement in Alex's right arm is improving and he has started to get movement in his left arm. Alex is able to control an electronic wheelchair. As previously advised, further regeneration may occur over a two-year time frame.
While there is a long road ahead for Alex, these small improvements continue to lift his spirits, as does the overwhelming amount of support he is receiving.
Alex and his family wish to thank the medical team at Melbourne's Alfred Hospital, for the acute care and treatment following his injury. They also wish to thank the hospital staff currently managing his progress.
The Club will continue to share any appropriate updates on Alex's condition and again request their privacy be respected.