OCEAN CITY — Matt Fumo, a 19-year-old who recently graduated high school and was set to play college baseball next year, now faces an arduous recovery after sustaining a broken neck in a swimming mishap last Thursday.

The Ocean City-Longport Bridge, in Ocean City
The Ocean City-Longport Bridge, in Ocean City (AP Photo/Mary Godleski)

The Press of Atlantic City reported that Fumo was swimming with friends Thursday afternoon near the Ocean City-Longport Bridge when he was injured. He was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus trauma center in Atlantic City, and underwent emergency surgery.

Fumo planned to play for Cumberland County College, a top Northeast junior college baseball program, according to the report.

A GoFundMe page said Fumo has had movement in some extremities, but his long-term prognosis is unclear.

Patrick Lavery produces "New Jersey's First News" and is New Jersey 101.5's morning drive breaking news reporter. Follow him on Twitter @plavery1015 or email patrick.lavery@townsquaremedia.com.

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