St. Charles North Football Player Home After Brain Injury


(Daily Herald) – A St. Charles North football player who suffered a severe brain injury in October has returned home from the hospital to “continue his road to recovery,” his family says.

Aidan Carlson, a sophomore running back and linebacker, had been hospitalized since Oct. 4, when he collapsed after a sophomore football game at St. Charles East High School. The 15-year-old underwent emergency neurosurgery, spent three days in a medically induced coma and had been going through an inpatient recovery phase, according to updates posted on a GoFundMe page by his uncle, Sean Peters.

On Wednesday, a photo was posted of Aidan standing in front of his house, surrounded by large North Stars-themed yard signs spelling out, “Welcome Home, Aidan.”

“Today is a great day!” Peters said in the update. “He will still be recovering and has a ways to go with rehab, but all in all this is very exciting for him and his family.” CONTINUE