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Hammond man projected to make full recovery

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It's probably the two sweetest words a person who was seriously injured can hear from their doctor: full recovery.

Regions Hospital doctors delivered those words to Glen Nelson recently as the 48-year-old Hammond native recovers from serious injuries in a motorcycle accident March 17 in Pierce County.

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"He's been improving every day," a relative said. "He's conscious, aware of his surroundings, taking nourishment and eating meals."

The relative stated he still has plates in arms and pelvis along with screws in his legs, but he's "moving forward".

"Doctors expect a full recovery, they just don't know when," he continued.

Nelson, with wife Julie as a passenger, was driving his motorcycle on 650th Street, north of County Highway J in the Town of Martell on March 17 when he collided with a truck driven by George Budd, 54, Beldenville. Budd was attempting to turn into his driveway and told sheriff's deputies he didn't see Nelson.

Both Nelsons were wearing helmets and were ejected. They were transferred to Regions Hospital where Julie died the next morning. Glen has been a patient ever since. The relative said Glen was moved from the surgery ICU to the trauma section.

"He's made huge strides," the relative said. "He's happy to see people when they walk in. The doctors also said (Glen) has no brain damage."

The relative wanted to thank those in the Hammond/Roberts area along with Hudson for their support. For more updates on Glen's condition, check www.caringbridge.org/visit/glennelson.

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