Georgia’s high school football season officially begins Saturday with the Corky Kell Classic – five back-to-back games at the Georgia Dome. It’s a tough time for several communities where football players have died in recent weeks. Jon Nelson from GPB Sports talks about those teams and looks at season ahead.
Funeral services have been set for a suburban Atlanta high school player who suffered a deadly spinal cord injury during a preseason football game. The junior at Creekside High School in Fairburn fractured a vertebra in his upper spinal cord during a scrimmage Friday night, investigators in the Atlanta area's Fulton County Medical Examiner's officials have said.
State authorities in Georgia say they're investigating the death of a high school player who suffered a spinal cord injury during a preseason football game near Atlanta. Medical Examiner's officials said 16-year-old De'Antre Turman fractured a vertebrae in his upper spinal cord during a scrimmage Friday night about 15 miles southwest of downtown Atlanta.
Authorities say a high school football player who died after a scrimmage suffered blunt force head and neck trauma. An investigator with the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office says 16-year-old Deantre Turman fractured a vertebra in his upper spinal cord during a preseason scrimmage Friday night.
Researchers who analyzed the heat-related deaths of 58 football players nationwide found the numbers dramatically increased in recent years, and that most deaths have occurred during morning practices. The researchers found that about one player per year was dying in the mid-1990s. The study found that by 2009, the number had tripled to about three per year.