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Dexter Middle School Student at Home "Resting Comfortably" Following Concussion

The Mill Creek Middle School student was injured during a football game on Tuesday.

A 14-year-old student at Mill Creek Middle School in Dexter is at home and resting comfortably, his parents said, after suffering a minor concussion at a football game on Tuesday.

Nate Robards was airlifted to the University of Michigan hospital Tuesday afternoon, after being struck by a player during a football game against Chelsea.

"It was reported to me that the player was treated and released. We are so thankful for this news. I appreciate the quick response by the Athletic Department and the Mill Creek administrators in following up with the student and his family," superintendent Mary Marshall said in an email.

Principal Jami Bronson credits the quick response from emergency personnel.

"We would like to thank all of the emergency responders for quick action in helping our student," she said.

No further information is available.

Barbara Read September 26, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Our daughter had a concussion, and you really can't tell how bad it is from just looking at the child. She got knocked out, but seemed okay and went home from the hospital (where the concussion occurred!--long story), but then vomited every half-hour until we took her back in to Motts. "Seeming fine" can be deceptive. Err on the side of caution, definitely. Much better to airlift a boy to the hospital and he then gets to go home and recover, than the other way around. Sounds like Dexter knew what to do and handled this correctly even though the concussion bill hasn't been signed in to law yet. (The MI senate approved the bill on Tuesday, but it still needs the governor's signature.)

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