Templeton player injured in helmet-to-helmet hits
September 30, 2015
An examination of video of a Sept. 18 football game at Templeton High School reveals that Isaac Lindsey was involved in at least three helmet-to-helmet blows before he collapsed suffering from a critical head injury. [Tribune]
Though the exact cause of the injury is still uncertain, video of Lindsey rubbing his head on the sideline before the last play make it likely the injury resulted from a previous blow. After his third helmet-to-helmet blow, Lindsey sat out for two plays.
After setting out, Lindsey went back into the game and had a non-helmet run in with another player. Lindsey then grabbed at his head, ran off the field and collapsed. He was transported to the hospital with a critical head injury.
His doctors at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo upgraded his condition from critical to serious on Sunday. He faces months of rehabilitation and recovery.