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Isaac Kolstad Interacting with 2-Week-Old Daughter

Updated: 06/22/2014 12:21 PM
Created: 06/22/2014 12:04 PM KSTP.com
By: Megan Stewart

A former Minnesota State, Mankato football player who was severely injured during a fight is interacting more with family members, including his 2-week-old daughter.

The Mankato Free Press reports Isaac Kolstad is doing daily standing exercises and is on medication that is less sedating.

A Saturday update on the family's CaringBridge website says he's returning kisses and making consistent eye contact. He also reached with his left hand to touch his two-week-old daughter when she was laid on his chest. The post says he patted her back and touched her hand.

Kolstad suffered a fractured skull and traumatic brain injury in a May 11 fight in downtown Mankato. Prosecutors have charged former University of Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson of Mankato and Trevor Shelley of St. Peter with assault.

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