Texas HS football players hospitalized after head-to-head collision during scrimmage

Texas HS football players hospitalized after head-to-head collision during scrimmage

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Texas HS football players hospitalized after head-to-head collision during scrimmage

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A pair of Texas high school football players were hospitalized Thursday night following a scary accident during a scrimmage at Flower Mound Marcus High.

As reported by Dallas-Fort Worth NBC affiliate KXAS, an unnamed pair of high school football players were rushed to hospitals after a head-to-head collision during a spring scrimmage in Flower Mound. City officials confirmed the nature of the accident but would not release the teams or players involved to protect their privacy. Additionally, it remains unknown if the players in question were wearing helmets when the head-to-head accident occurred.

KXAS reported both student athletes were conscious and able to move when arriving at their respective hospitals, one at Baylor Medical Center and the other at a local hospital. Flower Mound coach Gerry Stanford later reported that both teens were resting and recovering well in hospital.

That the players were both conscious and able to move is a great comfort. That they received such a scare in the middle of spring training is just the latest worry to be lumped upon the growing concerns of head injury in football.

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