Dylan Thomas, a football player from Pike County High School in Georgia, has passed away following a severe brain injury suffered during a game on Friday, Sept. 28. Thomas was flown to the hospital in critical condition after he collapsed on the sidelines following a hit in the second quarter, according to ABC-13.
From the report:
The mayor of Williamson, Steve Fry, tells WAGA-TV Thomas underwent surgery to relieve brain swelling and went into a coma. A vigil was held Sunday afternoon at the school for Thomas. Thomas’ uncle and school say the teen died that night.
A fundraiser for medical costs and lost income started by Burgess had raised about $24,600 by Monday morning.
Thomas passed away on the same weekend that Christion Abercrombie, a linebacker for the Tennessee State football program, became verbally unresponsive during a hit.
Abercrombie, a member of the Tennessee State football team, is in critical condition after a hit during a game on Saturday, Sept. 29. Abercrombie collapsed on the sideline after complaining to trainers about a headache. He then underwent emergency surgery at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Our deepest condolences are with Thomas’ family and friends during this difficult time.
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When one hurts, we all hurt. I’m completely speechless tonight after receiving the phone call that Dylan lost his fight due to injuries from Friday night’s game. Though the fight may have been lost, the battle has by won by our Lord Jesus Christ. My heart hurts for Dylan’s parents, family, friends and the entire Pirate Nation football team. “My Father’s House has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am” – -John 14:2-3 #PirateNation #DylanThomas #DylanStrong #PC #Georgia #HighSchoolFootball #GeorgiaSports #GA #32 #Pirates #PikeCounty #HighSchoolSports