A Pierce High School football player continues to recover from a brain injury he suffered during a game.
Senior Shelton Dvorak said he's lucky to have survived the brain hemorrhage he experienced during a hit in the 35-7 win over Albion Boone Central on Sept. 30. The 5-foot-9, 165 pound all-state linebacker was playing offense when he went down.
Dvorak was in a coma for five days and has at least one more surgery ahead of him. He has been wearing a special helmet to protect his brain during his recovery at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln.
Dvorak says he hopes to be back in Pierce in a week to cheer on his team. He acknowledges his football career is likely over.