Davenport prep football player's skull healing

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Associated Press

Posted on September 16, 2013 at 5:04 PM

Updated Monday, Sep 16 at 5:04 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Davenport football player is expected to make a full recovery from a skull fracture he suffered in a Friday night game.

A medical airlift helicopter landed on the field to fly 17-year-old Max Mielke to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.

His mother, Kristy Mielke, told KXLY (http://bit.ly/180acwI ) there was bleeding in the head that stopped a few hours later.

She says he'll never play football again.

The Spokesman-Review reports (http://bit.ly/1809TC8 ) Max was carrying the ball and fighting for extra yards in a game against Lakeside of Nine Mile Falls when he was tackled with contact to the back of his helmet. The game was stopped when he was flown to the hospital.

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Information from: KXLY-TV, http://www.kxly.com/

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