High School Football Player Dies From Brain Injury (Video)

    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.

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    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.