Kennard-Dale football player suffers head injury during game, recovers in hospital


FAWN GROVE, Pa. (WHTM) — A Kennard-Dale high school football player is currently being treated for a head injury after being hurt during a game Friday night.

The school’s booster club posted on Twitter that Patrick Maloney, a senior captain on the varsity team, was taken to WellSpan York Hospital after suffering a head injury and collapsing on the sideline.

The post said a neurosurgeon performed emergency surgery. He was later flown to Penn State Hershey Medical Center for additional treatment.

His mom later told the team that his recovery is going well. He is sedated now but has shaken his head to answer a question and has responded to nurses’ commands. She said his breathing treatments have also gone from every two hours to every four hours, indicating that his lungs are clearing..

The team has launched a social media campaign encouraging people to support Maloney.

They want supporters to change their profile picture to a picture of Maloney with the hashtag Pray4Pat.

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