Al Nastasi Jr. was in the neuro intensive care unit at Ochsner Hospital. Al Nastasi III declined to go into details about his father's injury, saying he wanted to wait until doctors had more time to monitor the situation.
The younger Nastasi said his father, a former college track athlete at Louisiana-Lafayette, has coached boys' and girls' track and some football, mostly at East Jefferson High School in suburban New Orleans, for three decades.
He said Roby called and later stopped by the hospital with his wife.
"We were very touched by the gesture," Nastasi said. "We feel optimistic and we cannot express enough gratitude for everyone's thoughts, prayers and concerns."
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