Saturday, August 17, 2013

OSG High: Georgia HS Player Dies During Scrimmage (UPDATED With Cause)

((HT:, Lee, Stevens))

Creekside High (GA) Cornerback DeAntre Turman died last night during a scrimmage and is the first on-field death in three years in Georgia high school football.

He was hurt in a scrimmage last night and transported to a local hospital where he died. The Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office has not released a cause of death at present and is scheduled to perform an autopsy within the next few days.

Turman had a scholarship offer from the University of Kentucky as a junior- according to 247Sports and former coaches.

The AJC got in touch with the Executive Director of the Georgia High School Association, Dr. Ralph Swearngin:

“Any kind of death of an adolescent, it’s a tragedy,” Swearngin said. “You think about the loss to the family and a young life being cut off whether it’s an athletic event or car accident or natural causes. As a father and grandfather, it strikes you personally.”

Here's Turman in action from his time at Creekside
((HT: Hudl))

The HQ sends its thoughts to the Seminoles family in this time...
More when we know more...

PM UPDATE: Jon Shirek has the details from the medical examiner and it appears Turman died of a spinal fracture...

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