Injured Bartram Trail athlete continues to improve

Published On: Apr 10 2014 09:07:33 PM EDT
Updated On: Apr 10 2014 09:23:39 PM EDT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

Six months after a Bartram Trail football player was seriously injured during an automobile accident, his father told Channel 4 the teenager's condition continues to improve.

Bartram Trail High School junior Aubrey Thompson was thrown from a pickup truck in October and suffered severe head trauma.

Aubrey has spent months in an Atlanta hospital recovering.

On Thursday, the 16-year-old's father, Jim Thompson, told Channel 4 Aubrey's condition is improving.

Jim said Aubrey has gained 40 pounds since being home from the hospital in Atlanta and that the teen is going to occupational, speech and physical therapy every week.

"Just to have him home so that he can sleep in his own bed. My wife is talking about wanting to cook a meal for him. Just everyday routine life is what we are looking forward to," Jim told Channel 4 in March when Aubrey returned home to Fruit Cove.

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