Friday, August 28, 2015

Hope Released from Hospital after Football Injury

Jake Hope, the Muldrow freshman injured in Thursday night's scrimmage against Checotah, has been released from the Tulsa hospital he was admitted to after being removed from the field by helicopter.

Hope was injured during play and it was originally believed that he had sustained a serious injury, possibly a broken neck or spinal cord injury.

Hope was flown to Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa where doctor's determined that he was suffering from a "stinger". A "stinger" is said to be when a nerve is hit and goes numb for 12 to 24 hours. No permanent damage was found.

Hope's family would like to express their gratitude for all the support they received during this scary time. According to family members Hope's coaches were very supportive, staying with him until the first responders, the ambulance crew and helicopter flight staff were able to provide medical care. 

"I want to thank all of our good friends and our Muldrow family for their prayers. We are blessed to live in a town that is so loving and caring," stated Jake's grandmother, Darlene Hope. "Everyone's prayers, including those of our fans and also Checotah's fans, helped Jake get through what could have been a terrible accident."

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