Injured MBTA officer to be released from rehab

MBTA Transit Police Officer Richard H. Donohue Jr. at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in May. PHOTO BY NICOLAUS CZARNECKI/METRO
MBTA Transit Police Officer Richard H. Donohue Jr. at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in May.
PHOTO BY NICOLAUS CZARNECKI/METRO

After close to a month at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital recovering from injuries, MBTA Officer Richard Donahue will be heading home.

A bullet severed Donohue’s femoral artery when he was caught in a shootout with Boston bombing suspects, brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. He suffered tremendous blood loss, went into cardiac arrest and had surgeries on both legs. Now, a two months later, nerve damage causes pain; at times so severe it wakes him at night.

Donohoue has been progressing, though, and will depart Spaulding at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, guided by his family, clinical team and members of the MBTA police officers.

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