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