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Isaac Kolstad's wife gives birth to couple's second daughter


The wife of Isaac Kolstad, the former Minnesota State University, Mankato football player that was seriously injured in a Mankato assault, gave birth to the couple's second child, according to reports.

Molly Kolstad gave birth to a baby girl, Malia, Wednesday, FOX 9 and the Star Tribune report. Both the mother and child are said to be doing well.

The Kolstads also have a 3-year-old daughter.

Kolstad has been hospitalized since he suffered a brutal beating outside a Mankato bar last month. Prosecutors have charged former Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson, 20, of Mankato and Trevor Shelley, 21, of St. Peter with assaulting Kolstad.

Kolstad's condition has been slowly improving as of late. Earlier this week he gave a thumbs-up to his surgeon when asked. Although there was a minor setback Tuesday when he was diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis – a condition when a blood clot forms in the deep veins in the body – according a post on Kolstad's CaringBridge page.

Kolstad's brother-in-law Mike Fleming authored the post, asking for prayers. He said this condition occurs in a lot of individuals that are bedridden like Kolstad, but there's a risk that the blood clots will dislodge and embed in the heart or lungs causing a potentially fatal pulmonary embolism.

The Mankato community has rallied around Kolstad to support him and his family with numerous fundraisers.

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