MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A Dassel-Cokato high school football player who suffered a serious brain injury is now recovering at home.READ MORE: University Of North Dakota Aerospace School Halts Flights After Student Dies In Crash
Surgeons had to remove part of Luke Nelson’s skull earlier this month to ease swelling on his brain. The 16-year-old linebacker for Dassel-Cokato was hurt during a tackle, but stayed in the game until he collapsed.READ MORE: State Auditor: St. Paul School Lost $4.3 Million In Risky Hedge Fund Investment
On his Caring Bridge page, his mother said Luke has been home for four days, and his bed is his favorite place right now. He went for a walk yesterday and starts outpatient therapy on Thursday.
Doctors said there is a good chance he will make a full recovery. His mother left a touching post on the Caring Bridge page, which reads as follows:MORE NEWS: Supply Chain Issues: 'There Really Are Problems Everywhere,' Even For Small Companies
“Next time you get a chance to take a short walk, remember to breathe in the fresh air and soak in the warm sun. His mother Sara continued by writing, “That’s what Luke and I will be doing.”