MINNEAPOLIS -- A high school football player from Dassel-Cokato is making progress after suffering a head injury last Friday night during a game against Orono.
Dassel-Cokato Activities Director Perry Thinesen says that Luke Nelson will still be hospitalized for some weeks after suffering the injury.
Luke collapsed and began having seizures a couple of plays after he was hit in the head. He was taken to the emergency room, where they did a CAT scan. The scan showed bleeding. Luke went into emergency surgery to have the right half of his skull removed. It was a surgery that saved his life.
On Friday, Dassel-Cokato traveled to Fairmont for a game. Thinesen says Fairmont raffled off a football with all the proceeds going to Nelson's family.
Fairmont also painted Nelson's number on field and made an announcement prior to the game regarding Nelson's injury.
In Dassel-Cokato, the high school sold wrist bands for Nelson, with all the proceeds going to the family.
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