Chapel Hill football player collapses, undergoes emergency surgery

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 11:38am

A football player at Chapel Hill High School is recovering after undergoing emergency surgery on Monday.

The Bulldogs head coach, Thomas Sitton, tells KETK the freshman, whose age is unknown, collapsed on the practice field and suffered a seizure-like reaction.

Trainers and coaches on the scene immediately worked to stabilize him and were able to keem him breathing during the entire episode.

Medical officials told Chapel Hill officials the boy had experienced a subdural hematoma, which is a blood clot on the surface of the brain.

The student is in stable condition following surgery.

Sitton says the boy had not been hit at practice when he collapsed. His name has not been released.

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