NEW: Britton football player in medically-induced coma after suffering head injury

 

 

October 21, 2019

Mike Tanner

KWAT Radio News

 

WATERTOWN, S.D.—A high school football player from Britton is hospitalized after sustaining a severe head injury during a game in Warner Friday night.

 

According to his Caring Bridge page created over the weekend, junior quarterback Trevor Zuehlke was taken by ambulance to Aberdeen, and then airlifted to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, where a CT scan showed bleeding on his brain.

 

The CT scan did not indicate any injuries to his neck or spine.

 

He’s currently in a medically-induced coma to allow his brain to begin healing, and the swelling to go down.

 

The Caring Bridge page indicates he is on a ventilator, but breathing mostly on his own.

 

A prayer service was held on behalf of Trevor last night at First Lutheran Church in Britton.

 

Trevor Zuehlke’s Caring Bridge page can be found by clicking here: https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/trevorzuehlke/journal?fbclid=IwAR0gIAEDlb8YxKltjqsIgeGxw-BQ70cVJ12OUZt-jIFWxn95ng8IiyyTsFU