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Assaulted ex-football player responds to commands

June 3, 2014
Associated Press

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — The family of a former Minnesota State, Mankato football player says he's responding to his neurosurgeon's commands for the first time since being beaten more than three weeks ago.

The Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/1l3wy7s ) reports Isaac Kolstad's brother-in-law detailed Kolstad's progress on a CaringBridge website Tuesday.

Mike Fleming writes that Kolstad twice responded to his neurosurgeon's verbal commands to give a thumbs-up.

Fleming says doctors have told the family that if Kolstad is able to follow a command, "he will be in the best place for a possible recovery."

Kolstad suffered a fractured skull and traumatic brain injury in a May 11 fight in downtown Mankato. He remains in critical condition.

Prosecutors have charged former Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson, of Mankato, and Trevor Shelley, of St. Peter, with assaulting Kolstad.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

 
 

 

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