By CBSBoston.com Staff

MILTON (CBS) – On Tuesday, there was an encouraging sign from an 18-year-old Milton Academy student who was injured in a hockey game last weekend.

Jake Thibeault shared a picture of himself sitting up on his Instagram page, with a message that read, in part, “Today I was able to sit up with the support of the wonderful health care team here at Worcester.”

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Jake Thibeault shared a picture of himself sitting up on his Instagram page Tuesday evening. (Courtesy photo)

Thibeault suffered a spinal cord injury that left him with no movement from the waist down during a tournament with the Bulldogs last weekend.

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Thibeault acknowledged the road would be difficult, but added, “because of each and every one of you it makes it a little bit easier.”

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GoFundMe page has been set up to help Jake’s family with medical and home construction costs.

CBSBoston.com Staff