University of Mississippi student Carson Otter is expected to make a full recovery after leaving an Austin, Texas, hospital for the first time Monday since he was beaten on Sixth Street during the weekend of the Ole Miss-Texas game in September.
Otter is returning home to Bloomington, Indiana, today after spending more than two weeks in the hospital healing a fractured skull. The senior real estate finance major will miss the rest of the semester.
Otter was hit in the head and knocked unconscious while walking near East 7th and Trinity Streets around 2 a.m. the morning before the game. The fracture occurred when he fell and hit the curb, causing his head to almost split apart. A Texas student Otter had just met saved him, holding his head together until the ambulance arrived.
Since the incident, Otter has been put through intense rehab, starting with physical training followed by speech therapy and cognitive training.
According to KVUE-ABC in Austin, both Otter and his mother expressed their appreciation of the support coming from Ole Miss, particularly the Ole Miss Alumni Association in Austin, which has set up a way to help the Otter family with medical bills.
Those interested in helping can donate to the Carson Otter Charity Fund, with deposits being accepted at any Regions Bank location using the account number 018977039.