Severely Beaten Man Injury Update 09 Jun 14

The former MSU-Mankato football player critically injured in an assault in downtown Mankato last month is continuing to show improvement. The family of Isaac Kolstad says there have been “exciting movements from Isaac” that include scratching itchy spots, tracking familiar people with his eyes, and grabbing the phone when his wife Molly made a video call to his hospital room.  However, they also say that a blood clotting problem has worsened and that will delay any surgeries for an undetermined period of time. Kolstad’s next step is rehabilitation at a traumatic brain injury facility.  The 24-year-old was hospitalized May 11th following a beating incident outside a Mankato bar. Former Gophers quarterback Philip Nelson of Mankato and Trevor Shelley of St. Peter have been charged in the assault.