A seventh-grade East Northport Middle School football player is expected to make a full recovery after suffering nonlife-threatening injuries in a collision during a game in Huntington Monday, a source said Thursday.
The player suffered a head injury after a collision during a game between his school and Finley Middle School and was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, Greenlawn Fire Department Chief Kurt Allen has said.
The boy, who was conscious, had appeared fine just after the hit, but then was checked out by a Huntington school district team doctor when he appeared to be suffering from some problems, Allen said.
The Greenlawn Fire Department was called just after 6 p.m. Monday, Allen said.
The team doctor for Finley “evaluated a student that went down” during the game, Georgia McCarthy, Huntington school district’s athletic director, said Monday.
“The team doctor followed the protocol of evaluating the child and contacting emergency services,” she said. It’s Huntington school district policy for a doctor to be present for all football games, McCarthy said.
No further details were available Thursday.
With David M. Schwartz