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Football player taken to hospital

September 2, 2011

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Free State High varsity football coach Bob Lisher confirmed Thursday night that a freshman football player from Olathe South High was taken to the hospital after being injured during the Free State freshman team’s season opener against the Falcons on Thursday at FSHS.

Lisher said he believed the young man was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure after exhibiting possible signs of a concussion.

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Ron Holzwarth 3 years ago

It is a very unfortunate fact of life that a lot of football players suffer from concussions and other injuries every year. In fact, just within the last two years, a KU football player lost a leg from injuries sustained on the field.

The injuries could at least be mitigated by the requirement of better protective gear, that is, helmets and pads, as long as the rather brutal sport of football is continued to be played.

I have a nephew that enjoys the game very much, somewhat to his mother's disapproval. The only reason they let him play football is because the high school allows the players to use their own protective equipment, if it is better than what the school supplies. So, they buy only the very best for him, regardless of cost.

It's been claimed that professional football games are the equivalent of the gladiator contests of ancient Rome. Which is anything but an endorsement of the game.

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