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Hampton Bays football player taken to hospital

Hampton Bays High School football field in Hampton

Hampton Bays High School football field in Hampton Bays on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Credit: Randee Daddona

A Hampton Bays High School football player who was rushed by helicopter to a hospital during a game Saturday afternoon was not showing signs of a serious injury hours later, a school district spokesman said.

The player, who was not identified, said he didn't feel well after taking a hit during a game against Center Moriches and was flown to Stony Brook University Hospital as a precaution, said the spokesman, Michael Conte.

"He is alert and resting, and all tests that have been performed to date have been negative," he said.

Southampton Town Police said they received a call at 5:07 p.m. about an injury on the football field in Hampton Bays.

A Hampton Bays Volunteer Ambulance official said emergency responders rushed the player off the school grounds and to the ambulance company's headquarters, where a Suffolk County Police medevac helicopter touched down.

Suffolk police said they received the call at 5:13 and dispatched the medevac.

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