OXFORD – University of Mississippi student Carson Otter was visibly improving Tuesday after surgery to repair brain injury after he was struck and knocked to the sidewalk in Austin, Texas, during an apparent altercation early on the morning of Sept. 14.
Ole Miss Dean of Students Sparky Reardon noted Tuesday on social media, “Got very positive report this a.m. from Carson Otter’s mom. He’s completely off ventilator, responding to stimulation and feisty.”
Tuesday afternoon Candy Ulshafer Otter wrote that her son had been able to stay off the ventilator for several hours. She said he was “doing fantastic” and that “the doctors are very happy with his progress.”