By Sarah Stephens
The Journal 

Lind boy overcomes challenge returning to gridiron


Last updated 10/26/2021 at 8:11am

Nicholas Labes

LIND – Like other 16-year-old boys, Lind-Ritzville High School junior Nicholas Labes likes to hunt, play sports and hang out with friends.

But due to a mysterious blood clot in his leg, being a normal teenager has been a challenge over the last year.

Nick is back on the football field after a year of health issues that took him off the gridiron as a sophomore.

"The first day of football practice last year, Nick came home complaining about pain behind his left knee," his mother, Karissa Labes, said.

After a few days of pain, she took him to the doctor because he was unable to walk due to...

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