(BALTIMORE) — U.S. Naval Academy football player Will McKamey is in critical condition Monday morning at a Baltimore hospital after he was knocked unconscious during practice this weekend.
McKamey is now in a medically induced coma after he underwent emergency surgery to relieve pressure on his brain.
McKamey, who is from Knoxville, Tenn., signed with the Naval Academy last year. His father tweeted overnight, “Please pray to the father in his son’s name that Will turns a corner.”
The red-shirt freshman also suffered a serious head injury in 2012 while playing for his high school, but was back on the field a week later.
“I was in the hospital, actually that was one of the scariest things, so just to be blessed with the ability to come back and play and just recover so quickly is great,” McKamey said at the time.
The two-time all-state selection went on to be named “Mr. Football” for the state of Tennessee and signed with the Naval Academy after graduation.
Now, his family, desperate for another miracle recovery, told NavySports.com Sunday, “We still have only small responses from Will.”
In a statement the U.S. Naval Academy said, “The entire Naval Academy family is shaken by this turn of events, and we are providing all the support we can to Will and his family.”
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