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Matthew Newman Update

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COWICHE, Wash. -- Great news for Matthew Newman, the Highland High Football player who suffered a severe head injury while playing football in September.

After battling an infection for nearly four weeks in an acute care center, Newman is back working towards regaining his strength and mobility.

Highland players, cheerleaders and fans wore Matt's #7 all this season.

Friends and family hope the rehab puts him one step closer to going back home.