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Navy Football Player Remains Hospitalized After Collapsing During Spring Practice

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(Photo credit: U.S. Naval Academy, SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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UPDATED: March 24, 2014 3:25 p.m.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WNEW/AP) — Navy running back Will McKamey remains hospitalized after collapsing during spring practice Saturday.

McKamey’s mother, Kara Grubb McKamey, has been updating the public about his condition on Facebook and wrote on Monday that it has not changed since the weekend.

On Saturday, she wrote that he was in a coma after undergoing cranial surgery to relieve the blood clot in his brain.

McKamey was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Unit after collapsing on the field.

McKamey’s mother shared additional details surrounding the accident on Facebook:

“One thing I want you all to know is that Will did not sustain a bad hit or unusual or extreme contact in practice Saturday. The Navy coaches have poured through the films of practice and seen nothing more than Will carrying the football normally, doing what he truly loves. Since his prior accident in 2012 Will has been seen by four different neurosurgeons, and had 4-6 CAT scans and MRI’s to rule out any issue and clear him for contact. After his prior incident he went without any contact for over nine months to just be safe. We feel obviously there is more going on in his brain than we could have ever detected. I want to be clear that the Navy football program nor us as his parents would have ever allowed him to be in a dangerous situation.”

McKamey, a member of the Third Company at Navy, is a 2013 graduate of Grace Christian Academy in Tennessee.

He was an All-State selection and as a senior was named Mr. Football for the state.

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