A High School Football Player Has Died After Injuries Suffered During A Game Friday Night
(Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)We’ve got some awful, awful news out of Zebulon, Georgia this Monday morning. A high school football player named Dylan Thomas, who played for Pike County, has died after sustaining injuries during a game this past Friday night.Thomas, who was a junior linebacker, was injured during his team’s game against Peach County High School. He was transported to a nearby hospital following the injury and underwent emergency surgery. He suffered from brain swelling and fell into a coma.His uncle, Nick Burgess, issued a grave update on Saturday. Sunday night, numerous reports confirmed that Thomas had passed away from his injuries.Alexa Liacko of FOX 5 reports that Thomas was just 16 years old.Things are not looking good at all. I can’t even describe the pain I am feeling. we will know the outcome in 12 hours….Posted by Nick Burgess on Saturday, September 29, 2018BREAKING: We’ve just received word from family that 16-year-Old Dylan Thomas has passed away. We have more information on this heartbreaking news in MINUTES on @FOX5Atlanta. ? #DylanStrong pic.twitter.com/wmtbzJkNOh— Alexa Liacko FOX 5 (@AlexaLiackoFOX5) October 1, 2018It’s unclear what kind of play led to Thomas’ injury.Our thoughts and prayers are with Thomas’ family and friends.