NASHVILLE, Ind. (WISH) - A Brown County soccer player is in critical condition at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, after collapsing at practice Wednesday.
Superintendent David Shaffer says he’s not sure what caused the 15-year-old high school sophomore to collapse. He says he was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital and then to Riley Hospital.
“We’ve got a young man that's in pretty bad shape right now as we understand it, and we're very concerned about him,” said Shaffer.
Shaffer says he’s not sure whether there was some kind of underlying medical issue, or whether it had to do with the heat of the day.
He says everyone who plays sports is required to get a physical.
“I know they were working on drills, doing a lot of running,” said Shaffer.
It was then, Shaffer says the teen collapsed. He said they do have a regimen in place for regular water breaks at practice.
Thursday, the boys high school team didn’t practice.
“Everybody’s, it’s a little somber, but trying to keep spirits up, everybody’s pulling for him,” said Hannah Newlin, assistant coach for the girls team.
Thursday, the superintendent identified the student as 15-year-old Jacob Quackenbush.
He is described by friends as sweet, always smiling, and a good kid.
“I know the coach is really troubled by the whole thing. We’re sending our thoughts and prayers to his family, and I’m hoping when I talk to you next time I can give you some positive news,” said Shaffer.
Brown County has been in school since August 5.
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