Sunday, October 19, 2014

Virginia high school football player dies after hit on field: Report

A Virginia high school football player died after he took a hit and was injured during a game Friday night.

Park View High School junior Jamond Salley was hit just before halftime during a game against Brunswick High School in Brunswick County. As he received  medical attention on the sideline, Salley became unconscious and had seizures, according to WTVR.

After rescue personnel and other medical providers performed CPR on the young man, he was taken to Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill, where Salley was soon pronounced dead.

Park View athletic director Dale Gearhart confirmed Salley’s death, but said doctors have not determined an exact cause.

Salley's death comes just a couple of weeks after the death of three 17-year-old high school players in separate incidents — all who died from football-related injuries on the same weekend.

The Park View Dragons football team posted this photo of Salley with a message on their Facebook page:

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