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Young basketball player makes amazing recovery from head injury

On Behalf of | Mar 9, 2020 | Injuries |

Sometimes, it takes years to recover from serious collisions. There is hope, though, which is why stories like this are so important to talk about. A college basketball player has just scored his first point since he was involved in a car crash that sent him into a coma five years ago.

It took him nearly all of that time to focus on recovering from a severe traumatic brain injury. The now 23-year-old man went on to recover and play in a game at the University of Vermont, scoring two points against the Albany Great Danes. The opportunity was set up by both coaches, knowing how important it would be for his recovery.

His story is difficult, much like those who are involved in serious collisions. He was involved in a T-bone crash in 2015 and ended up in a coma that lasted six weeks.  Medical providers told his parents to expect him to be in a vegetative state and that he’d need care around the clock for the rest of his life. Fortunately, he was able to relearn how to walk, speak and care for himself as he grew stronger. He had just accepted a spot with the University of Vermont’s Catamounts when the crash happened, and his coach went to the hospital to tell him that he would be welcome to play when he was ready. That’s the promise that the coaches were able to honor at the recent game.

Crashes like this one happen in Indiana every day. People are severely hurt, and you might be someone who is struggling to recover. Your attorney will work with you to help you seek the compensation you need, so you can also focus on your health and recovery.