GALLIANO, La. – A South Lafourche High School football player suffered a severe head injury during Tuesday’s practice and was airlifted to a New Orleans hospital for surgery.
Freshman wide receiver/defensive back Trevor Toups was diagnosed with bleeding and swelling to the brain after an inadvertent blow to the head during Tuesday’s football practice. He was airlifted to University Medical Center in New Orleans and was immediately taken into surgery.
According to his parent’s Facebook page, Toups had surgery to stop the bleeding and alleviate the swelling on his brain. He is currently in intensive care and showed some movement when the sedation medication started to wear off. The family indicated that the next 48 hours will be critical.
He is the son of Toby and Tessie Toups of Larose.
A published online report stated that South Lafourche head football coach Dennis Skains, freshman football coach and athletic director Brain Callais and school principal Gaye Cheramie accompanied the Toups family to New Orleans for the surgery.
In the wake of Toups’ injury, South Lafourche canceled Wednesday’s freshman football game against South Terrebonne.
There has been an outpouring of support from the South Lafourche community and the family and friend’s offering their prayers and well wishes on Facebook to Trevor and his family.
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