Lane Tech prep athlete remains hospitalized after serious injury

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A North Side student on the varsity football team remains hospitalized after he was seriously injured last week during a game.

Andrew Williams was injured at some point during the game against Dunbar High School at Gatley Stadium Friday, possibly suffering a concussion

“Over the course of the game it was pretty intense,” Drew’s father Chris Williams said.  “They brought him to the sidelines and he was conscious and once on the sidelines he fainted. We got him to the hospital as quickly as possible.”

Drew’s parents say the brain damage was severe enough that surgery was needed to try and reduce the pressure on his brain. Even so, the trauma was extensive and the damage severe.

Drew, as he’s known, is a bright student and a promising star athlete.

“A lot of people love him, and support him and that’s what we need at this time to recover from such a traumatic brain injury,” Chris said.

Lane Tech has already provided sessions for students so that they could talk about the tragedy and express their feelings.

Family and friends continue to hope Drew pulls through.

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  • Missy

    Thank you for such a wonderful tribute to a wonderful young man! Drew is a fighter but he and his family need all of our prayers and support!