South Oldham could be without one of its top players in the playoffs after senior running back Starr Thompson suffered a concussion during the Dragons’ 28-21 loss to Shelby County on Friday.
Thompson was injured during the first quarter, and the game was delayed for 15 minutes as trainers worked to get Thompson in an ambulance.
“He’s at home and doing fine,” South Oldham coach Jamie Reed said Saturday morning.
Thompson ranks second on the team in rushing (563 yards, nine touchdowns) and receiving (13 catches, 307 yards, four touchdowns). His 13 total touchdowns lead the team.
Thompson must got through a concussion protocol in order to be able to return to action. The Dragons (8-2) will host Southern (3-7) on Friday in the first round of the Class 5-A playoffs.
“We really don’t know if he’ll be able to come back at all,” Reed said. “You can’t replace a guy like Starr. He’s been a major leader on our team the last few seasons.”