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Two Hansford County varsity athletes are in hospitals after two non-sports related accidents occurred in their hometowns yesterday. Both accidents were unrelated.
Gruver High School senior, Cole Wills, who sports the number 44 for the Gruver Greyhounds varsity football team, had an accident during his shop class and nearly cut off three of his toes.
The doctor was able to look at Wills Friday morning and is going to open up arteries and get more blood flowing.
"He's a little concerned about one of his toes because it's black," said Cole's brother, Jake Wills. "He's going to open up the arteries to get more blood flow."
Jake also said the doctor thinks the big toe will heal on it's own, and that is what they are hoping for. They are reporting that no surgery is needed for Wills' recovery.
"We had to ask about football and got the best news you could imagine," said Jake. "Best case scenario; he's out 3-4 weeks, then he will be back."
Jake asks everyone to please continue the prayers and that they are hoping for him to be back for district games.
"Cole is more happy than you could imagine from this news," said Jake.
Wills is currently in Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo.
In an unrelated accident, Spearman High School sophomore and varsity football player, number 11, Cameron Wolf, son of Goodwell native Travis Wolf, was airlifted to Lubbock after suffering 2nd and 3rd degree burns on his face, hands, and arms, when an unexpected explosion occurred while he was lighting a bonfire. At the time, the only information available is that Wolf is heavily sedated and is currently at the University Medical Center Burn Unit in Lubbock, Texas.
Both families are thankful for all the thoughts and prayers being sent to the two young Hansford County athletes suffering from these injuries.