Sadly, the latest update regarding the status of a Navy football player is far from encouraging.
Saturday afternoon, Navy running back Will McKamey collapsed during a spring practice session and was rushed via helicopter to a local hospital. The cadet remains hospitalized — he underwent emergency surgery at the Baltimore Trauma Center — with the family of the player releasing a statement through the Navy Sports Information Department addressing their son’s current status.
The family’s statement, which appears below, is heartbreaking.
There is no new news. We still have only small responses from Will. 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. Our God is using Will for a huge platform right now. I know many of you wish you could be here with us, but know that the Navy family has stepped in for our Knoxville family and they are providing an unbelievable support system. Pray for the Navy football players and coaches as well, they are all here and doing everything in their power to pull Will through.
McKamey, the state of Tennessee’s Mr. Football in 2012, collapsed during a high school game due to a brain injury. The mom stated this incident is similar.
(Photo credit: Navy athletics)