Navy football player remains in coma at Maryland Shock Trauma Center
|By BILL WAGNER bwagner@capgaznewscom; BILL WAGNER [email protected]|
McKamey underwent cranial surgery on Saturday afternoon at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in
"We still have only small responses from Will," the statement said.
Coaches, players and other representatives from the
"Our entire family appreciates each and every one that has reached out to us. The photos of Will, the support, the prayers, seeing everybody rally around us has been unbelievable. It amazes me how this one kid is touching so many ... from coast to coast," the McKamey family said in the statement.
McKamey was going through drills during spring camp's first practice in pads on Saturday morning when he came to the sideline and complained to a team trainer that his head hurt. The sophomore slotback took off his helmet then collapsed on the field and was immediately attended to by medical personnel on site.
McKamey was transported by ambulance to another location on campus and was then airlifted to the Shock Trauma Center in
McKamey suffered a similar episode while playing for
McKamey did not undergo surgery that time, but the injury prevented him from suiting up for Grace Christian in the playoffs that season. He would be selected as the top running back among Class A schools in
Sources told The Capital that several doctors in
"If something is identified in that evaluation that requires a waiver, then you go through the waiver process," Schofield said.
Due to federal privacy rules in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Schofield could neither confirm nor deny whether McKamey needed a waiver. However, multiple sources have told The Capital that doctors affiliated with the
"At this point, our primary focus is on supporting Midshipman McKamey and his family," Schofield said.
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