There has been a lot of controversy over the risks of injuries that football players suffer during the game. After what happened to a Georgia high school football player who died Sunday evening after sustaining a severe brain injury from a game Friday night,there can be no dispute.
Dylan Thomas, 16, was a linebacker for Pike County High School in Zebulon, which is about an hours’ drive south of Atlanta. On Friday, Pike County played against a varsity team from Peach County High School, Atlanta’s FOX 5 reported.
After a serious injury to a Pike player, Peach County players come and pray with our team.This touches my heart. Kudos to Peach County.
Posted by Greg Parrott on Friday, September 28, 2018
Thomas was airlifted to a hospital. He underwent two surgeries to relieve swelling in his brain, FOX 5 reported. Doctors were struggling to control the swelling through the weekend. Hundreds of people gathered at Pike County High School for a vigil around Sunday evening, WMAZ-TV reported.
Around 8 p.m. Sunday, Thomas succumbed to his injury. A school administrator confirmed Thomas’ death to WMAZ-TV.
A fundraiser was established to help the family with medical bills and lost income. The family said funeral arrangements are pending.