Dexter football player airlifted to hospital feeling 'better' - FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV

Dexter football player airlifted to hospital feeling 'better'

Posted: Updated:
Nathan Robarge (Credit: WJBK) Nathan Robarge (Credit: WJBK)

There were tense moments at a football game when Nathan Robarge, a player for Mill Creek Middle School in Dexter, collapsed and had to be airlifted to the hospital. Thankfully, he is doing just fine.

The eighth grader told us he is feeling "better", be he is "soar".

"I remember I was scared. I didn't know what was happening at first," he said.

The boy is literally a walking miracle. Just hours ago, he was strapped into a helicopter and flown to the University of Michigan's Mott Children's Hospital with a concussion he got during a football game against Chelsea Middle School.

"They said that he took a shot in the head and that it snapped his neck back. They were very cautious, so they weren't moving him at all," said Brian Robarge, Nathan's father. "When they said that they were going to bring in the helicopter, that's when we really started to panic."

"He's doing good now, so we were just really scared because with a neck injury like that you never know."

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Child, 3, hospitalized after falling from second-story window

    Child, 3, hospitalized after falling from second-story window

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:31 PM EDT2014-09-02 03:31:18 GMT
    A 3-year-old child is receiving treatment at St. John hospital after falling from a second-story window in Detroit this weekend.
    A 3-year-old child is receiving treatment at St. John hospital after falling from a second-story window in Detroit this weekend.
  • Boy, 5, thrown from father's dirt bike and run over

    Boy, 5, thrown from father's dirt bike and run over

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-09-02 03:18:50 GMT
    Residents inside Northport Apartments in Macomb Township say that Sunday afternoon they saw a 27-year-old neighbor riding a dirt bike with his 5-year-old son along busy Garfield Road.Neighbors say they've seen him riding before -- but this time he had his child with him."The first thing that caught my eye was he was riding in his dad's lap," neighbor Tim Hale said. "And they were weaving throughout drainage ditches which are pretty steep." Macomb County sheriffs say the small, orange dirt bik...
    Residents inside Northport Apartments in Macomb Township say that Sunday afternoon they saw a 27-year-old neighbor riding a dirt bike with his 5-year-old son along busy Garfield Road.Neighbors say they've seen him riding before -- but this time he had his child with him."The first thing that caught my eye was he was riding in his dad's lap," neighbor Tim Hale said. "And they were weaving throughout drainage ditches which are pretty steep." Macomb County sheriffs say the small, orange dirt bik...
  • Flooding, power outages from latest round of storms

    Flooding, power outages from latest round of storms

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:14:26 GMT
    More flooding and power outages are being reported after the latest batch of storms.
    More flooding and power outages are being reported after the latest batch of storms.
Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices