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USU Football: Andersen recovering after skateboarding accident

Published July 5, 2012 3:36 pm

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Utah State football commit and Logan High defensive end Caden Andersen has been hospitalized with head trauma, following a Tuesday night skateboarding accident.

Doctors have predicted a full recovery, Andersen's father Roger told the Salt Lake Tribune on Thursday. It is unclear whether Andersen, no relation to USU head coach Gary Andersen, will miss any of the upcoming high school season.

"We haven't talked about that part yet," Roger Andersen said. "It looks like he's going to recover. Right now, we're just focused on trying to get Caden better."

Andersen is expected to be in the hospital until Friday, or possibly into the weekend. He was with Haden Andersen, Gary's son, at the time of the accident.

Caden Andersen underwent a CAT scan at the hospital, which revealed everything to be structurally fine. He is responding to doctors, and talking.

"When you're 17, you sometimes feel invincible," Roger Andersen said. "We are going to have a talk about skateboards."

Andersen heads into his senior season as one of the best defensive linemen in the state. He committed to the Aggies two weeks ago. At 6-foot-2 and 240 pounds, he recorded 93 tackles for the Grizzlies last season.

Tony Jones