Northeast Metro Tech Football Player Seriously Injured

The football player suffered the injury during the JV game

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A teenager has been seriously injured after playing football in Wakefield, Massachusetts, on Saturday morning.

The Northeast Metro Tech football player suffered the serious injury after a collision during a junior varsity game.

The Wakefield Fire Department said that at around 10:30 a.m. they responded to the high school's football field for a report of an unconscious player.

First responders provided medical care to the 16-year-old until paramedics from Cataldo Ambulance Service arrived.

The teen was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital, according to authorities. His current condition is not known.

"Our thoughts and support are with our injured student-athlete, his family, friends, classmates and teammates during this difficult time and we are closely monitoring the situation," Superintendent David DiBarri said in a statement.

The game between Northeast Metro Tech and Saugus High School was suspended following the incident.

School officials said they are working with guidance and counseling staff to provide emotional support services to the football team and other students.

"We're still investigating exactly how it came about, if we know if it was during a play," DiBarri said. "It was not a direct head injury. Obviously at some point, his head must've had some impact, but at this point we're not completely sure. We're trying to speak to the coaches and players and gather up some more information."

No further information is available at this time.

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