A high school football player met an untimely death after he died of head injuries while participating in a varsity game in central New York late Friday. According to reports, a lineman from the visiting Phoenix Central School District suffered a head injury in a collision in the third quarter of a game with Homer Central High School, south of Syracuse.
The victim was immediately rushed to the nearest hospital but he later died while being treated by the doctors. Phoenix Central School District Superintendent Judy Belfield expressed extreme sadness on the incident which shock the school and the football communities in the United States.
The Homer Central High School for its part also expressed regret and sadness over the unfortunate incident. The death of the player reinforce call to give proper protection to football players playing on the field. It was reported that due to repeated reports of injuries, lawmakers already move to enact laws that will protect football players from injuries.
In New York for instance, lawmakers recently passed a bill requiring coaches to bench players who suffer a concussion for at least 24 hours until the symptoms abate. Football officials in America hoped the incident will not be repeated and that youn g football players will have ample protection while they are playing football in the field.