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Navy Football Player In Coma After Sustaining Brain Injury At Practice

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — A Navy football player remains in a coma after collapsing at practice.

Will McKamey was flown to Shock Trauma early Saturday morning, where he is listed in critical condition.

The 19-year-old sustained a brain injury during spring practice.

According to WJZ’s media partner, The Baltimore Sun, McKamey underwent surgery to reduce the bleeding and swelling on his brain.

His mother posted on Facebook Saturday that Will has shown “very little response.”

The family released this statement:

“There is no new news.  We still have only small responses from Will. Our entire family appreciates each and every one that has reached out to us. The photos of Will, the support, the prayers, seeing everybody rally around us has been unbelievable. It amazes me how this one kid is touching so many…from coast to coast. Our God is using Will for a huge platform right now. I know many of you wish you could be here with us, but know that the Navy family has stepped in for our Knoxville family and they are providing an unbelievable support system. Pray for the Navy football players and coaches as well. They are all here and doing everything in their power to pull Will through.”

This is the third brain injury the sophomore slot back has sustained playing football in the past 18 months.

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