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Injured coach improving

Posted by wlpo on May 25, 2014

A suburban Chicago police commander says a track coach who was struck in the head with a 12-pound shot put during a track and field event last week is expected to recover. 
 
     42-year-old Ed DeGeeter originally was listed in critical condition when he was injured Friday at a meet in Elgin, but Elgin Police Commander Glenn Theriault says his condition has improved. 
 
     Presence Saint Joseph Hospital officials did not immediately return a call to update his condition.
 
     The Chicago Sun-Times reports that an official with Aurora’s Marmion Academy where DeGeeter coaches says DeGeeter was standing with another coach looking at his clipboard when he was struck in the top of the forehead.  It had been thrown by a student warming up nearby.

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