High school football player airlifted after injury during game at Long Beach High School

LONG BEACH, Long Island (WABC) -- A 14-year-old boy was airlifted to the hospital after sustaining a serious injury during a high school football game on Long Island Saturday.

Officials said the 14-year-old collided with another player around 10:50 a.m. during a JV game at Long Beach High School.

The 14-year-old victim suffered a severe neck injury and was transported by helicopter to a nearby hospital for treatment. The 15-year-old was also hospitalized for a shoulder injury.

Both boys are expected to be OK and will be discharged from the hospital.

"The 14-year-old victim did suffer a severe neck injury and was transported by a Nassau County Police Helicopter to a nearby hospital for treatment," the high school posted on Facebook.



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