Kolstad learning to walk, putting on own #22 Maverick attire - KMSP-TV

Kolstad learning to walk, putting on own #22 Maverick attire

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Molly Kolstad, the wife of critically injured former Minnesota State University-Mankato linebacker Isaac Kolstad, posted to his CaringBridge page with an progress update from his inpatient rehabilitation program in the Twin Cities.

Kolstad had been at Mayo Clinic Health System-Mankato since he was critically injured in a bar time confrontation on May 11 in downtown Mankato but recently transferred to the Twin Cities to continue his rehab.

Molly Kolstad said her husband's big focus is occupational therapy and he completes 2 hours each day, even walking with the support of two therapists up to 200 feet in a session. He's also completing sorting and stacking exercises, range of motion exercises and re-learning how to care for himself by taking off his own socks and pulling on his shirt and shorts -- notably his No. 22 Maverick football workout attire.

A CT scan revealed Kolstad likely won't need further procedures or surgeries and had his trach tube removed that was originally in place to help him breathe. He was also diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis -- a condition in which a blood clot can cause complications when a patient is bed-ridden -- but it should resolve on its own, Molly Kolstad's post said.

She also noted Kolstad has started to snap his fingers with his left hand and also pats people on the bag when he hugs them.

"We celebrate the little things like these and know that Isaac is coming around, it will just take time .Things are still day to day and week by week when it comes to Isaac’s progress. Sometimes his days are easy and calm, other days are more difficult and filled with anxiety. Celebrate with us on the little signs of progress and be thinking of Isaac during his times of confusion. Please continue to pray for him, our family, and all of those involved. We appreciate you continuing to follow his story and hopefully when we get more settled into our new surroundings we can update sooner," she wrote.

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