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New York HS Football Player Dies After Suffering Injury in Game

from The Associated Press via The Washington Post

A high school football player died after he was hit during a varsity game in upstate New York and suffered a head injury, a death that stunned his school community and came at a time when youth sports are under scrutiny over whether enough is being done to protect players' heads. Ridge Barden, a 16-year-old lineman from John C. Birdlebough High School in Phoenix, N.Y., was face down after the play and was able to sit up, but he complained of a very bad headache and collapsed when he tried to stand, authorities said. more


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