Hanson Recovering Well from Concussion

Less than a week after suffering a concussion, North Carolina pledge Braden Hanson is no longer feeling the effects and expects to be back on the field Friday night.

"It's going really well," Hanson said. "I've been with the trainers the past couple of days and they said that it was only a grade one concussion. My headaches are pretty much gone now. I should be able to play by Friday."

Charlotte Latin hosts North Christian on Friday in the first round of the NCISAA 11-man Division I playoffs.

Hanson, 6-foot-6 190-pound quarterback, suffered the concussion last Friday during Latin's rivalry game against Charlotte Country Day.

"It was a play where I was scrambling and I remember I just got hit really hard," Hanson said. "… I thought I just got hit really hard, but then I couldn't really focus or regain my sense of confidence. I didn't know how we had scored or really what happened. It was a really weird feeling."

Latin trainers don't expect Hanson to experience any ramifications from the concussion.

John Shoop, UNC's offensive coordinator, called Hanson Tuesday night to check in on the future Tar Heel.

"He wanted to know how I was doing and he also wanted to know if I was going to be able to make it to the Maryland game," Hanson said. "… My mom and I were talking about going to the game with one of my friends. We'll see about that."

On his way to leading Latin to a 10-0 record, Hanson has completed 137-of-198 passes (69%) for 2,206 yards and 29 touchdowns. He has only thrown five interceptions.

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