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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. Photo 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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