Pierce High School Football Player Recovering from Brain Injury

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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.

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