A Navy football player reportedly is in a coma after undergoing surgery to relieve a brain clot at Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore on Saturday. Will McKamey, a rising freshman slotback, collapsed during practice earlier in the day in Annapolis and was airlifted off the practice field at the academy.
Randy McKamey, Will's father and high school football coach, tweeted that his son collapsed after taking a hit in practice. As of Sunday morning, McKamey was still listed in critical condition at the hospital.
Kara McKamey, Will's mother, wrote on Facebook that her 19-year-old son was unconscious and showing "very little response" hours after undergoing surgery to relieve pressure on his brain. WBIR, a Knoxville, Tenn., TV station, reported Saturday night that McKamey was in a coma.
Kara McKamey wrote on Facebook earlier in the day that her son collapsed at practice, an incident "very similar to the last time." As a senior at Grace Christian Academy, in 2012, McKamey collapsed during a two-point conversion in a game.