Injured Templeton football player returns home

December 23, 2015
Isaac Lindsey

Isaac Lindsey

Injured Templeton High School football player Isaac Lindsey returned home Tuesday more than three months after suffering a brain injury. He received a police escort as his car traveled down Templeton’s Main Street.

Lindsey suffered a brain injury during a game at Templeton High School on Sept. 18. An exact cause of the injury was never announced, but Lindsey was involved in at least three helmet-to-helmet hits during the game.

A few plays following the final helmet-to-helmet hit, Lindsey collapsed on the field. Emergency personnel transported him to Sierra Vista hospital, where he spent several days in critical condition.

After undergoing surgery and coming out of a medically induced coma, Lindsey was transferred to a rehab center in San Jose. Lindsey returned from San Jose on Tuesday.

Numerous members of the community greeted Lindsey and cheered him on as his car drove down Main Street.

A GoFundMe page for Lindsey and his family has raised $104,438. The pages states a fundraising goal of $132,000.

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At the risk of kicking America’s sacred cow, dangerous competitive sports like football, I have to say there is plenty of evidence of long-term, impact-related concussions.

This young man will never be the same. Sad.

Merry Xmas


Playing football is hardly heroic. It’s pretend heroic. Good luck with the kid’s recovery anyway.

Praise be to God on High!

Blessing to you Issac! And to your family.

Yeah, that’s the ticket. Should’ve bought god one o’ them skyhigh seats.

Welcome Home Isaac !!!! For all of us who have pulling for you this is an early Christmas present for sure.