Sunday, October 16, 2011

Autopsy Shows Phoenix HS Football Player Died of Game Injury

by Jeff Fisher
New York High School Football Huddle

With the national spotlight shining bright on sports concussions and how to make the game of football safer, a central New York State high school football player died this weekend from an injury sustained during a game Friday night.

According to published reports, Phoenix High School junior Ridge Barden died Friday night after being rushed to the hospital after suffering a head injury in the third quarter of his team's game at Homer High School.

WSYR-TV in Syracuse is reporting that an autopsy shows that the 16-year old Barden died of bleeding in the brain, due to blunt force trauma as the result of a football injury.

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