Templeton High football player in critical condition
September 21, 2015
A Templeton High School football player is in critical condition following a head injury he suffered during a game Friday night.
Isaac Lindsey, 16, is being treated at the trauma and neurological ICU units at Sierra Vista hospital, according to posts on his mother’s Facebook page. Lindsey suffered head trauma and underwent surgery to relieve pressure building on the brain, Jenny Lindsey stated on Facebook.
Thus far, it is unclear what caused the injury. Jenny Lindsey said the injury resulted from a freak accident.
“I am certain each of us has a greater chance of getting cancer in our lifetime than our kids have of an injury like this playing football. Please don’t let people politicize his injury to the detriment of this sport,” Lindsey wrote.
On Sunday, numerous people gathered at a Templeton park to show support for Lindsey. A group formed the number 32 on a hill. Lindsey’s jersey number is 32.
A GoFundMe page was also started to support Lindsey and his family. Donations have already totalled $62,790, as of Monday morning.
Lindsey suffered the injury during a game against San Luis Obispo High School. The game took place in Templeton.