In an update to a story we brought you earlier, a Muldrow football player is recovering in a Tulsa hospital after being injured in a scrimmage and Lifeflighted from the field.
On Thursday evening during a scrimmage with Checotah, Muldrow freshman Jake Hope received a jarring blow that led fans and emergency personnel to fear that he could have possibly had his neck broken. Witnesses report that Hope initially complained of numbness and an inability to feel one side of his body.
Hope was flown from the field by helicopter to Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa. Reports indicate that he did not receive any broken bones and does not have any nerve damage. Doctors referred to what happened to Hope as a "stinger". A "stinger" is said to be when a nerve is hit and goes numb for 12 to 24 hours. A "stinger" can be an intensely painful nerve injury. The nerves that give feeling to the extremities originate from the cervical (neck) spinal cord area.
According to family, Hope is already feeling better and the numbness is going away. If all numbness is gone tomorrow he could possibly be released from the hospital.
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