Carthage JV player suffers head injury

The Carthage football community requested prayers Saturday for junior varsity player Tyler Christman, who suffered a serious head injury during the Comets’ JV game against West Genesee on Saturday afternoon in Camillus.

Christman went into surgery for a head injury according to several Facebook posts from those connected to his parents, Samantha and Jason Christman, and reportedly is suffering from brain swelling and bleeding in the brain. A post, relaying information from the family, said he was not responding to any stimuli after surgery with only slight eye response and a cough reflex.

Christman apparently collapsed on the field during the game shortly after being tackled.

The Black River Fire Department posted that Christman “has a difficult and long road ahead of him.”

Christman also raced a legends car at Evans Mills Speedway and was scheduled to race during the track’s season-ending event on Saturday night. The track requested a moment of silence for Christman prior to the races.

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