Brandon Steburg from Papillion-La Vista in Nebraska was injured in a football game less than two weeks ago and required brain surgery.
Monday, he described how he felt just before halftime when he came to the sideline.
“I put my hand on my head and told (my coach), you know, ‘I can’t do this anymore,'” Steburg told KETV in Omaha on Monday. “I don’t know what’s wrong. I was dizzy. I was disoriented. I didn’t know where I was at. I didn’t know what I was doing. It was a scary time. I threw up a lot.”
His coach said he noticed on the game film that Steburg appeared to be moving more slowly after a play in which the quarterback landed on top of him and then Steburg took himself out of the game.
Sternberg needed surgery to alleviate pressure on his brain and was in a medically induced coma after surgery. His family said days later that the brain swelling had decreased and the brain was back in place.
“I’m very thankful to be alive,” Steburg said. “I’m very fortunate. I’m blessed by all my friends and family. Everybody whose been praying for me. I’ve got plenty of people behind me.”