A Star City High School football player who collapsed on the field earlier this month continues to improve in a Little Rock hospital.
Zack Towers, 17, is being treated for a head injury at Arkansas Children's Hospital.
He first arrived there in critical condition from a Pine Bluff hospital, where he had been treated since the night of the November 1st incident.
Shortly after noon today, Towers' brother Ty announced Zack's improvement with this Twitter tweet:
"Update: Zack has been taken off of respirator. He will stay off a few hours then put back on. He's breathing on his own. Praise God."
On Friday, Zack's condition was upgraded from critical to serious.
Towers collapsed in the third quarter of his team's game against Crossett.
Original story (November 10):
Thousands of people are attending the annual Battle of the Ravine.
OBU Quarterback Ty Towers is wearing the name and number of his younger brother Zack on his jersey.
Zack Tower's condition has been upgraded from critical to serious.
He remains at Arkansas Children's Hospital.
The Star City football player collapsed in a game in October and is recovering following surgery.