Assaulted ex-football player responds to commands

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

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 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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