If we were friends, I might have told you he was in rehab, and that would have been the truest possible answer.
The Dutch teenager, an avid field hockey, soccer, and tennis player, went to rehab, but as the swelling abated, her leg grew numb.
The following day, he told her she needed to check into rehab.
rehab re·hab (rē'hāb')
: more work-release and rehab centers
Rehabilitation, esp of a drug addict, alcoholic, etc: After a few weeks' rehab they sent him back home (1948+)
To rehabilitate, esp a building, factory, etc: Williams has worked for minimum wage, rehabbing houses/ had to give up a sublease because the building was rehabbed (1970s+)