Andrew Dodson died on Monday, simply days after he was hospitalized following a scrimmage at Pulaski County High School in Kentucky. (Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
A Kentucky highschool soccer participant died on Monday as a result of a mind harm he sustained in a spring recreation final week, the state athletic affiliation introduced.
Andrew Dodson, in keeping with the Lexington Herald-Leader, was operating the ball within the Pulaski County spring soccer scrimmage when he was tackled by a teammate. The hit, Andrew’s dad stated, was “not a violent hit or helmet-to-helmet,” however slightly a clear sort out.
“His head hit the turf, and Andrew suffered blunt-force trauma to the mind,” Alan Dodson stated on Sunday evening. “He had a significant surgical procedure to alleviate the strain and has by no means woke up. He has been combat(ing) for his life on whole life assist.”
Dodson, a decent finish, was ending his junior 12 months at Pulaski County High School, which sits in Somerset, Kentucky, about 90 minutes south of Lexington.
“No phrases can clarify, justify or rationalize tragedies akin to these,” the KHSAA stated in an announcement, partly. “We solely ask for peace and luxury to throughout him and round our nice commonwealth. We additionally encourage all to hunt our household and buddies to stroll via this troublesome time collectively and speak via all of the feelings that include dropping a pal, brother, comrade, youngster and teammate.”
Kentucky coach Mark Stoops tweeted out an announcement on Monday afternoon, too.