Eighth-grader recovering after being airlifted to hospital during middle school football game
An eighth grade student at Mill Creek Middle School in Dexter is at home recovering Wednesday morning after he was airlifted to the University of Michigan Health System Tuesday night during a football game in Chelsea.
The student was injured on the field about 7 p.m. Tuesday during a football game between Mill Creek Middle School and Chelsea Middle School, said Chelsea Area Fire Chief Jim Payeur.
University of Michigan Survival Flight crews air lifted the student to the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor Tuesday night.
The student is fine and recovering at home after suffering a concussion, said Jami Bronson, principal of Mill Creek.
“We’re thankful for the immediate quick response of both Chelsea officials and the immediate first responders,” Bronson said.
Update 4:03 p.m.: "The young man's parents could not say enough positive things about the staff at Chelsea and how they handled the situation and they are extremely grateful," according to an emailed statement from Ken Koenig, assistant principal at Dexter High School and the eighth grade football coach.
School officials declined to release further information.