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Associated Press, Published September 08 2013

Minnesota teen recovering from football head injury

COKATO, Minn. – A Minnesota high school linebacker who collapsed on the field unconscious during a game is responding to doctors and family members following surgery for a serious head injury.

Hennepin County Medical Center surgeons early Saturday removed the right half of junior Luke Nelson’s skull to reduce swelling and let his brain heal.

Nelson, 16, was injured making a tackle during Friday night’s home game against Orono. Nelson stayed on the field for several plays after he was injured and before he collapsed.