A Pennsylvania high school quarterback was rushed to hospital Friday night after suddenly collapsing on the field.
Karns City High School quarterback Mason Martin began to falter during the third quarter of Karns’ game against Redbank Valley High. The referees noticed Martin’s instability and took action.
“I had to talk to him, and when I asked him if he was okay, he said ‘No,'” referee Mike Vasbiner told The Eagle Butler. “So that’s when I knew something was wrong.”
His family tell me he suffered a major brain haemorrhage and a collapsed lung – the next 24 hours are critical
-Lauren Linder (@lauren_linder) September 2, 2023
Shortly after this discussion, Martin collapsed and was airlifted to a local hospital. The game has been suspended.
The player’s family told KDKA-TV of Pittsburgh that Martin suffered a “significant cerebral hemorrhage as well as a collapsed lung.” The family told KDKA that Martin was involved in a hit or tackle and continued to play defense, seemingly unharmed. However, after returning to the court after the extra point, Martin began to falter.
The Martins gave a more detailed update on their son’s condition, which was relayed by the team on social media.
“Mason remains in critical condition with little change over the past 36 hours,” the post read. “The truth is that we need a miracle. I don’t say this to sound gloomy, but to let you know that we need the strength of your prayers.
— Karns City Football (@KC_GremlinFball) September 3, 2023
A prayer vigil will be held for Martin on Sunday evening at Karns City Stadium.