Lane Tech football player remains in hospital I.C.U.

A high school football player who suffered brain damage and collapsed during a game remains in a coma on Wednesday.

“He’s coming around. He’s getting better everyday,” said Chris Williams, Drew Williams’ father.

The 17 year-old student at Lane Tech College Prep was injured in a game against Dunbar High School on Friday night. He played wide receiver and defensive back.

“They brought him to the sidelines. He was conscious and once he was on the sidelines, he fainted,” said Chris Williams.

Doctors say he suffered a collection of blood on the surface of his brain.

Williams’ family says his brain damage was so severe that surgery was needed to relieve pressure in his skull.

Williams was a two sport athlete, and played baseball and football. He is known as a kid who was full of energy, and always smiling.

“Everyone’s just rooting for Drew right now. We’re really hoping he recovers successfully because he was a well-known student, everybody loved him, he was just such positive energy,” said Camille Miranda, one his classmates

A fund is set up to help pay for his medical bills – to donate, go to: www.caringbridge.org

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