High School Football Player Collapses

A North Carolina high school football player is recovering after collapsing during a scrimmage.

Multiple media outlets report that 15-year-old Cary High School sophomore Michael White collapsed after a scrimmage around 8 p.m. Friday night.

Emergency workers performed CPR and used a defibrillator to revive White. School athletics director Kurt Glendenning says doctors have not determined what caused the teen to collapse.


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  • by anna on Sep 4, 2009 at 02:35 PM
    I dont understand why we are making such a big deal about people over heating or getting hurt in sports! Im sorry that this has happend to them, but when you play sports you are pushed that is the point. I can remember playing girls soccer and haveing to run suisides until the whole team made it under time. Dont get me wrong it was not fun but we did not complain and we were a stonger team for it. That being said the case in kentucky wherre the football coach is being charged- Lets get real people things happen and when you dope your kids up on medications for anything and every thing you take part of the blame(in this case adirol for add). Im sure the coach had no clue that he should be looking for over heating due to drug combos! Im sorry for the loss of a child any child but sports have risks. If we keep this up we will not be able to get coaches and what will that do to our kids...
  • by To Vivian Location: Washington on Aug 18, 2009 at 04:05 PM
    In the words of Rocky Balboa "this ain't no pie eating contest". Like old school said, it was 8PM. Heck, I remember when we had two a days, and the trainer would feed us salt tablets. It is what it is, and it is called football. These coaches are highly trained, and believe me, they keep close eyes on their players during practice. The player may have passed a physical, however it said nothing about his conditioning. Thus, football players practice in the heat to get them in shape.
  • by Old Player Location: Kinston on Aug 18, 2009 at 12:42 PM
    To Vivian -- It was 8:00 PM AT NIGHT. The coaches are a little smarter than you think they are. Wake up. Life is dangerous.
  • by Vivian Location: Jamesville on Aug 18, 2009 at 11:48 AM
    It is clear to me why anyone would fall out so to speak during football practice. First and foremost, it should be agains all school policy for any boy to have to practice in such hot temperatures. It is dangerous. Has any coach ever heard about a heat stroke? A body temperature rises so high that the person sometimes and often times dies. It is tragic that a sport is so important that it endangers our youth. Some inconsiderate people in this world and most of them today are parents and coaches.
  • by jd Location: enc on Aug 17, 2009 at 06:09 AM
    old news....
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