GREENVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) - A high school quarterback is back at home recovering from a concussion he suffered on the football field Friday night.
During the 4th quarter of the Greenville varsity game against Cedar Springs Friday night, quarterback Austin Hilyer reached out to put the football into the endzone. When he did that, a Greenville defender caught him in the chest; causing Hilyer to hit the ground.
Hilyer suffered a concussion; medical trainers came out on the field to make sure he wasn't severely injured. They looked after Hilyer for over 20 minutes before he left the field on a backboard.
A Cedar Springs Athletics official tells 24 Hour News 8 the medical trainers wouldn't let Hilyer walk off the field because of precautionary measures
Hilyer had a MRI and was checked out. He had a rib injury as well as the concussion, but he was released from the hospital late Friday night. He is currently at home recovering. He is said to be sore, but will be OK.
The Cedar Springs Athletics official tells 24 Hour News 8 they have had a few players with concussions this year. The MHSAA put new rules in place to make sure players got tested for concussions after hard plays. If a trainer feels like a player has concussion-like symptoms, they will take the player's helmet away. If a player doesn't have a helmet, they can't return to the game.
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