Friday, December 3, 2010

OSG High: Kansas FB Death Raises More Questions

((HT: NBCActionNews/KSHB-TV Kansas City))

The rural Kansas school district where a 17-year-old football player died from an undetected head injury says it followed new state rules designed to reduce concussion risks.

Spring Hill High School senior Nathan Stiles died back on October 29th, one day after collapsing at the homecoming game. He was first injured a month before.

A coroner said Stiles died from a subdural hematoma, or bleeding between the tissue layers connecting the brain and skull. He says the injury likely occurred during the earlier game where Stiles was injured.

Spring Hill District officials say they followed state high school athletic association rules requiring players who suffer a concussion to get medical clearance before playing.

Stiles' mother says he had a CT scan after the October game.
The test showed no signs of bleeding in his brain.

Here's coverage of the new findings, Larry Seward in indoors...

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