Xavier McClain — a sophomore high school football gamer in New Jersey who suffered a terrible head injury throughout a current football video game — has actually passed away, the school informs TMZ Sports.
“The Linden Public School district is deeply saddened by the tragic death of a Linden High School sophomore student,” the school stated in a declaration. “The district extends its heartfelt condolences and will continue to offer prayers and support to the family during this difficult time.”
The district states they have actually made therapy readily available to any trainees and personnel who wish to speak to an expert.
McClain was “critically injured” throughout an university football video game on September 9 … when Linden was handling Woodbridge H.S. in Woodbridge.
According to witnesses who were at the video game, Xavier, in the 2nd half, was returning a kickoff when the injury took place. An ambulance was rapidly brought onto the field, and play was momentarily stopped.
FYI, kickoffs are among the most hazardous plays in football. In truth, there’s been a push by some to get rid of the play from the sport.
Derek Armstead, the mayor of Linden, asked the neighborhood for prayers for Xavier’s moms and dads, Lisa and Norman, as they grieve the awful loss of their boy.
“At this time, the best way to help them and Xavier is for every one of you to pray,” Armstead composed in a social networks post. “If you can, stop what you are doing for a minute right now and join me in a moment of silence and prayers.”
Armstead — who’s understood Xavier and his moms and dads for several years — stated the news “hurts,” including, “I trust that God knows better.”
“HE needed an angel and decided to call Xavier home to be with HIM,” Armstead composed. “I asked that you continue to keep the family in your prayers.”