MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A Dassel-Cokato high school football player who suffered a serious brain injury is now recovering at home.

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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.

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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:

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“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.”