For the third consecutive day, Brainerd High School student Tyler Jensen's condition has improved at a Robbinsdale hospital.
Jensen, who suffered a severe head injury Saturday during Brainerd's football game against Alexandria, was upgraded to fair condition Tuesday, North Memorial Medical Center spokesman Robert Prevost said.
Passing along a message from Jensen's family, Prevost said Jensen was walking, talking and improving every day.
"He's doing remarkably well," Prevost said.
Jensen underwent surgery Saturday night at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale and was listed in critical but stable condition Sunday in the hospital's trauma/neurological intensive care unit. His condition had improved to serious on Monday.
Jensen, a senior running back, was apparently injured while making a block on the go-ahead drive late in the fourth quarter of Saturday's football game.
After leaving the field under his own power he collapsed on the sideline.
After receiving treatment from trainer Lara Parkin and doctors in attendance, Jensen was transported by North Ambulance to St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
He was then airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.
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