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Georgia high school football player dies after injury during game

Tuesday - 02/10/2018 03:59
Dylan Thomas, a linebacker at Pike County High School, was injured on Friday.
Georgia high school football player dies after injury during game
A Georgia high school football player has died after suffering injuries during a game, school officials said Monday.

Dylan Thomas, a 17-year-old linebacker at Pike County High School in Zebulon, suffered a head injury during the game on Friday. Thomas, a junior, was hit in the second quarter of the game and later collapsed on the sidelines when an arm and leg went numb, an uncle, Nick Burgess, told The Associated Press.

Thomas was rushed to a regional hospital before being transferred to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, where he underwent surgery.

According to a Facebook post by Burgess, Thomas' brain swelled and he went into a coma. He died Sunday evening.

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