A 15-year-old junior varsity football player passed away Friday afternoon in a Forth Worth, Texas, hospital after experiencing a seizure during a game Thursday.
As reported by Deanna Boyd of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, sophomore Aaron Singleton, who was a member of the Joshua High School junior varsity squad, suffered the seizure after leaving a game against Cleburne near the end of the second quarter.
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Cleburne school district athletic director Mark Walker said it was unclear what prompted the seizure.
“There wasn’t a major hit. There’s wasn’t anything major,” Walker said. “You could see the young man walked off the field. The young man came over and talked to their trainer and said he had a headache.”
Walker said Joshua’s student trainer did a protocol, preventing Singleton from returning to the game and alerting one of Cleburne’s adult trainers. The certified trainer then began assessing Singleton.
“The young man was OK, then he started having a seizure,” Walker said. “The second he had a seizure, we called 911.”
Singleton passed away at 2:48 p.m. Friday at Cook Children’s Medical Center, per the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office. His cause and manner of death are pending, as reported by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
As mentioned in an article by Lauren Zakalik of WFAA, family friend Veronica Zaborowski said Singleton “looked a little wobbly, like he’d been hit in the head,” when walking off the field.
“It’s not supposed to happen,” Singleton’s mother, Cassondra, told Zakalik. “It’s not supposed to happen.”
I am so sorry to pass along this news, but a family member just told me 15yo Aaron Singleton passed away this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/kKz6DuHN4l
— Lauren Zakalik (@wfaalauren) November 4, 2016