Two Seattle area football players remain hospitalized after serious injuries suffered Friday night while making tackles. Their injuries come a week after another player was injured.
Kenny Bui, a senior at Evergeen, had surgery for undisclosed injuries and is in critical condition in intensive care, according to a report in The Seattle Times.
David Young, a senior at Adna (Chehalis, Wash.), suffered a broken bone in his neck, coach K.C. Johnson told The Seattle Times, and is in serious condition. He has been fitted with a halo brace.
Bui was injured in the fourth quarter and was taken by ambulance to the hospital. The specifics on his surgery have not been disclosed.
Young was injured on the fifth play of the game. He walked off the field and then complained of neck pain. The coaches pulled him from the game. He then went to the hospital.
“We couldn’t have better news on our end,” Johnson told The Times. “We’re really, really lucky that he’s OK.”
The injuries come a week after another player Ramon Angel-Oros from Pateros High collapsed during a game. He had surgery to relieve swelling in his brain and doctors fear he could be paraplegic. His family says he has been able to move one of his arms and one of his legs a little bit.