Kelly Urich


Amputee Returns To The Playing Field

Last October, a high school football player in Worden, Montana named Koni Dole broke his right leg. After several surgeries, doctors had to AMPUTATE the lower half of it because of an infection.

But Koni refused to let that stop him, and vowed to play football for Montana State University someday…which doctors told him was obviously a long shot.

Just after three months of rehab, he was already back on his school's wrestling team. Not to mention, this past spring, he ran TRACK using a prosthetic. But his goal was still to play football again.

Well, less than a year after the injury, he made that happen this past Friday, recording a sack and running for TWO TOUCHDOWNS in his team's first game of the season!  And they went on to win, 45-to-nothing.

Koni said being back on the field with his teammates after everything he's been through was the best feeling he's ever had.  But this is probably close too:  Montana State University just offered him a spot on their team.

- Kelly Urich 

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09/03/2013 8:01AM
Amputee Returns To The Playing Field
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