UNK football player recovering and visits his team

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KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) For the first time since a July first accident, UNK football player Preston Hall joined his teammates at practice.

Hall, who was released from the hospital just last week, is planning to continue rehabilitation from his injuries in Kearney. A family spokesman said Hall will also try to enroll in classes.

Hall was injured when the car he was driving collided nearly head-on with a camper around 11:00 AM July 1st on Highway 83 about 20 miles south of Valentine. Hall suffered serious internal injuries and was taken by medical helicopter to CHI Health Good Samaritan hospital in Kearney, and later transferred to Nebraska Medicine in Omaha. Most recently he had been undergoing treatment at a Madonna rehabilitation center.

The camper's driver, Joseph Blazon, Westminster, CO, was taken to a North Platte hospital with injuries suffered in the crash. The state patrol said he was later transferred to a Denver hospital.

The UNK sports information office said Hall is a red-shirt sophomore on the Loper football team. He was listed as tight end and punter. Hall graduated in 2015 from Schuyler Central high school.