BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — An eastern Missouri police officer continues to recover from injuries suffered in a struggle with a teenager.

The Park Hills Daily Journal reports that Bonne Terre officer Chris Crider responded on Nov. 1 to a women’s shelter, where a woman reported her 15-year-old son with mental problems was acting up.

The youth got into an altercation with Crider and another officer, injuring the officer’s thumb and causing him to fall. The teen was eventually handcuffed and taken to jail. It wasn’t clear if charges will be filed.

Police say Crider is expected to be off work for a few weeks.

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