15-Year-Old Minnesota High School Student Left Paralyzed After Suffering Severe Injury During Tackle in First Football Game


A high schooler from Minnesota may be permanently paralyzed after he suffered a severe injury during a football game this month.

Bloomington Jefferson High School freshman Ethan Glynn was “unable to feel anything” after he went for a tackle during a football game on Sept. 2, organizers wrote on a CaringBridge page set up for the 15-year-old and his family.

“He suffered a severe neck and spinal cord injury that has left him paralyzed from the shoulders down,” a description on the page said. “He has a long road ahead of him, but he is a fighter and we have no doubt that he will give it his all.”

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Tim Carlson, the head coach of the Jefferson Jaguars football team, told ABC affiliate KSTP that Glynn may have tripped before making the tackle and slammed his head into another player.

“Ethan’s a smart kid and as they were asking him questions, [Ethan] knew the answers he was giving were not good answers on what he could feel or touch,” Carlson told KSTP.

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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Jason Duaine Hahn

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