SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- A Davenport football player is expected to make a full recovery from a skull fracture he suffered in a Friday night game.
A medical airlift helicopter landed on the field to fly 17-year-old Max Mielke to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.
His mother, Kristy Mielke, told other media outlets there was bleeding in the head that stopped a few hours later.
She says he'll never play football again.
Other media outlets report Max was carrying the ball and fighting for extra yards in a game against Lakeside of Nine Mile Falls when he was tackled with contact to the back of his helmet. The game was stopped when he was flown to the hospital.