New Jersey high school football player dies from injury during game


A New Jersey football player died Wednesday after being seriously injured during a game earlier this month.

Linden high schooler Xavier McClain, 16, suffered an apparent head injury while returning a kickoff early in the second half in a game against Woodbridge High School on Sept. 9.

Following the injury, an ambulance was driven to the field to attend to McClain.

“With your prayers, Xavier put up a good fight. Ultimately he succumbed to injuries he sustained a few weeks ago while playing football in the LHS Tigers game against Woodbridge,” the mayor wrote. of Linden, Derek Armstead, on social media.

USA Today

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