Pennsylvania high school quarterback rushed to hospital after on-field collapse: 'We need a miracle'

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A Pennsylvania high school football game was suspended on Friday night after one of the quarterbacks collapsed on the field and was rushed to the hospital.

The game was being played between Karns City High School and Redbank Valley High School in Butler County. Karns City quarterback Mason Martin began to stagger during the third quarter, and referee Mike Vasbiner noticed it, according to the Butler Eagle.

"I had to talk to him, and when I asked if he was alright, he told me, ‘No,’" the referee told the outlet. "So, that’s when I knew something was wrong."

Martin then collapsed and was rushed by helicopter to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh. The game was called off and Redbank Valley was determined the winner as they led 35-6 at the time.

Martin’s family told KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh that their son suffered a "significant brain bleed as well as a collapsed lung."... (Read more)