Hill Murray Football Player Will Be Home For the Holidays
(KROC AM News) -The Minnesota high school football player who suffered a serious brain injury during a playoff game last month is back home.
Hill Murray senior Zach Zarembinski collapsed after taking himself out of the game and doctors placed him in a medically-induced coma after he underwent emergency surgery.
On Monday, his sister Becca noted in her CaringBridge post it wasn’t known when he would leave the hospital. Her new post says he was discharged the next day (Tuesday).
The post indicates her brother faces more therapy and there is no timetable for his return to school.
Journal entry by Becca Zarembinski
It has been a crazy past few days. Yesterday, November 13th Zach was released from the hospital! He spent a total of 17 days in the hospital. Although that seems like a long time, for having a traumatic brain injury Zach's stay in the hospital was fairly short. We were thrilled that the doctors and therapists said it would be safe for him to come home. Zach has been able to get much better rest at home. He has been resting and healing his brain. Today he went up to Hill-Murray with my parents to retrieve some items from his locker. While doing so there happened to be a pep-fest going on. Zach was able to say hi to all the students and thank them for their support. Although he is not back in school yet, the students seemed thrilled to see him! Zach will continue to have various appointments and outpatient therapy sessions until he is strong enough to slowly return to school.
Zach is living proof that love, prayers, and medicine works. He is a walking miracle and we can't thank God and all the other supporters for everything they have done.