Cape Cod High School Football Player Airlifted After Being Injured in Practice

A high school athlete on Cape Cod was severely injured during football practice and airlifted to a hospital in Rhode Island.

(Published Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018)

A high school football player was airlifted off Cape Cod after suffering a severe injury during practice, according to officials.

The injury was reported around 4 p.m. Tuesday to fire officials in Bourne, Massachusetts. A Boston MedFlight helicopter took him from the Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School to a Rhode Island hospital.

The student's injuries are severe but not life-threatening, fire officials said.

The incident took place on the school's football field.

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There was no immediate word on the nature of the injury. Around 8:45 p.m., Superintendent Robert Dutch said the student was moving his limbs.