High school footballer dies after collapsing during training in Florida


A high school football player died Tuesday after collapsing during training in Florida, school officials said.

The unidentified student from Citrus High School in Inverness has died at Citrus Memorial Hospital, the school said in a statement. statement on facebook.

“We have been in contact with the student’s family and express our sincere sympathy and support as they face this tragic loss,” the school said. “Rest assured that we will do all we can to help the family, students and staff at Citrus High School. “

Principal Laura Mason posted her condolences on Twitter on Tuesday, saying the community had “suffered a great loss” and the pain is “immeasurable”.

“We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of one of our student athletes earlier this evening during soccer practice,” Mason wrote. “Our sincere condolences go out to the student’s family and to the entire Hurricane community.”

Mason said counseling and support services will be made available to the school community in the coming days. No further details were provided regarding the student athlete.

Search by National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research at the University of North Carolina shows there have been 34 action-related deaths on the pitch among college and high school football players in the past 10 years, NBC Noted.