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.



  1. MaryMalone says:

    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.

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  2. Jorge Estrada says:

    Merry Xmas

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  3. joseywales says:


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    • ironyman2000 says:

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

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  4. ToHellinaHandBasket says:

    Praise be to God on High!
    Blessing to you Issac! And to your family.

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    • ironyman2000 says:

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

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  5. MikeB says:

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

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