HALL COUNTY, Ga. — A regular Friday night football game quickly turned into a scary moment for two East Hall High School football players last week.
Ambulances took Jake Jones and Caden Crocker the hospital after both players suffered injuries on the same play.
[DOWNLOAD: Free WSB-TV News app for alerts as news breaks]
Jones suffered a neck injury and lost feeling in his legs. As the paramedics were tending to his injury, Crocker suffered a seizure.
Both players are now on the mend, according to the school’s touchdown club.
“The families of these two players have been overwhelmed with love and support and would like to thank the community on and off the field for your continuous prayers and concerns. This has definitely touched other high schools and individuals we don’t even know. Prayers have and still being answered on the behalf of each families need,” the group posted on Facebook.
- Ga. woman picking up lunch at fast food drive-thru gets sandwich, bag of cash
- Atlanta woman ends up in hospital, needs surgery after walk on beach
- Hackers target Tripp Halstead’s Facebook page used by mother to keep his memory alive
Jones stayed in the hospital overnight and regained the feeling in his legs. He eventually returned to school on Monday.
He thanked everyone for their thoughts and prayers and asked everyone to pray for his teammate.
Crocker had to recover in the intensive care unit at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. His dad said he is now home resting.
“Caden was released from Scottish Rite yesterday(Wednesday) afternoon around 2pm and is at home now resting. He is still dealing with constant headaches but is improving every day.”
East Hall will face North Hall High School tomorrow night. The schools are expected to recognize the players.
“Both of these excellent athletes have suffered trauma physically, mentally and emotionally. We have seen progress in healing in each of these determined athletes. Caden has a longer recovery but each day we are seeing greatness. Continue to remember these two players each day,” the touchdown club wrote.
IN OTHER NEWS
©2022 Cox Media Group