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Prep Football: LB from Dassel-Cokato recovering from head injury

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COKATO (AP) — 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.

The Star Tribune reports that Hennepin County Medical Center surgeons early Saturday removed the right half of 16-year-old Dassel-Cokato junior Luke Nelson’s skull to reduce swelling and let his brain heal.

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