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New Jersey High School Football Player Dies After Traumatic Head Injury

Added 09-22-22 02:17:01pm EST - “A sophomore high school football player, Xavier McClain, tragically died less than two weeks after suffering a traumatic injury during a varsity football game in New Jersey.” - Tmz.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Tmz.com: “New Jersey High School Football Player Dies After Traumatic Head Injury”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Xavier McClain -- a sophomore high school football player in New Jersey who suffered a traumatic head injury during a recent football game -- has died, the school tells TMZ Sports.

"The Linden Public School district is deeply saddened by the tragic death of a Linden High School sophomore student," the school said in a statement. "The district extends its heartfelt condolences and will continue to offer prayers and support to the family during this difficult time."

The district says they've made counseling available to any students and staff who want to talk to a professional.

McClain was "critically injured" during a varsity football game on September 9 ... when Linden was taking on Woodbridge H.S. in Woodbridge.

According to witnesses who were at the game, Xavier, in the second half, was returning a kickoff when the injury occurred. An ambulance was quickly brought onto the field, and play was temporarily halted.

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