|MMS student recovering from football injury |
|Posted: Thursday, August 12, 2010 3:10 pm |
|Martin Middle School seventh-grader Trey Parks, son of Brad and Eve Parks, is recovering at Vanderbilt University Medical Center after a collision on the football field during jamboree action on Friday night at Calloway County High School in Mayfield, Ky. |
Parks fell to the turf after a play and was not responsive due to cardiac arrest and a concussion. He also suffered a bruised lung and a broken thumb on the play.
According to MMS head football coach Mike Stigall, Parks was immediately tended to by one of the football officials who is also an EMT, a nurse who came to the field from the stands and a trainer with another team until an ambulance arrived. Parks received CPR and a defribillator (AED) was used during the cardiac episode.
During the emergency, other teams huddled in prayer and the remainder of the evening’s jamboree was cancelled. Martin’s Panthers were originally scheduled to also participate on Saturday, but opted out of the action.
“We came home after that. They shut down the whole thing,” Stigall noted. “It was scary for a while.”
Parks was transported by ambulance to the hospital in Murray and then transferred to Nashville.
According to reports, Parks is recovering well and the family is awaiting the results of a stress test scheduled Monday.