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Pop Warner Football Player Suffers Neck Injury

Twelve-year-old girl flown to Jersey Shore University Medical Center for evaluation and treatment

A Pop Warner football player was injured when she collided with another player this afternoon at the Pop Warner football fields on Ridgeway Road in Manchester Township, according to Manchester Township police.

Patrolman Keith Craig responded to the field at 12:37 p.m. for a 12-year-old football player with a neck injury.

Upon Craig's arrival, medical personnel were stabilizing the patient on the 50-yard line where the injury occurred.

The patient was in and out of consciousness, and the medical personnel on scene requested a helicopter for transport to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. A MONOC MedEvac helicopter was dispatched to the landing zone at Manchester Township Middle School.

Manchester and Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Companies were also dispatched to secure the landing zone.

Once stabilized the patient was flown via helicopter to Jersey Shore University Medical Center for evaluation and treatment of her injuries.

No further information was available.

bhavaja October 17, 2012 at 11:03 AM
That's the spirit Lexi!SO happy you are going to be ok. Thank you mom for your post; what a relief...@careless-your username says it all'care''less'.sports provide exercise (endorphins to ward off depression), social interaction lessons, motivation, discipline, respect for self/others....i could go on and on. Each year Natl Associations look at safety measures for each aport, all schools/programs mostly have defibrillators- life only on sidelines is not living life fully
careless fills October 17, 2012 at 06:54 PM
Kim, I'm glad your child is on the way to recovery and that you have shown the wisdom of holding her out for the rest of the season. We can only pray that her recovery will be full.
careless fills October 17, 2012 at 06:59 PM
It is true that there are risks in doing anything. My last point is that all of the benefits claimed by proponents of football can be best learnt through a whole slew of other safer activities, including nearly any other sport. Not 100% risk free, but substantially safer.
careless fills October 17, 2012 at 07:02 PM
I enjoyed all of those benefits whilst playing several other sports, including two that I lettered in during HS. Fortunately, because of my choices, I can run circles around my brother-in-law, who faces hit replacement surgery after a college football career earlier in his life.
careless fills October 18, 2012 at 01:48 AM
Another tackler: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/injured-tulane-player-walker-issues-182344561--ncaaf.html

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