WyoPreps.com has learned that a member of the Rock Springs High School football team sustained a major head injury in a recent scrimmage.

The young man was life-flighted to Salt Lake City after the injury occurred Aug. 17 according to a report from Sweetwater Now.

Doctors took immediate action through emergency surgery to relieve pressure from bleeding around the brain. The student-athlete was placed into a medically induced coma but reports say the young man is now responsive. His recovery is exceeding doctors expectations for this type of injury.

Fundraising efforts are underway to help with medical expenses.

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