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OGDEN PLAYER’S CONDITION IS SERIOUS FOLLOWING HEAD INJURY

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An Ogden High School football player was in serious condition Friday after suffering a severe head injury in the school's game against Taylorsville.

Following his Thursday injury, Brad Shupe, 17, a senior split end, underwent surgery at McKay-Dee Hospital for removal of blood clots on his brain, a hospital spokeswoman said.Shupe, the son of James R. and Louise Shupe, was hurt in Ogden's 32-13 loss to Taylorsville. He took a blow to the head during a play in the fourth quarter, said Assistant Principal Suzanne Ellison.

After the play, the boy walked off the field and sat on the bench, she said. A few minutes later, he passed out.

Ellison said three doctors in the stadium immediately examined Shupe and determined he had a serious head injury. Paramedics also were called.

Shupe was transported to McKay-Dee about 9:35 p.m. where a neurosurgeon operated on him until about 12:45 a.m., Ellison said.

On Friday, students at the school were collecting money to help cover medical costs and present Shupe with a large sign with the signatures of those who donate, Ellison said. They also plan to give him a plant or bouquet.

"The students at Ogden High really are a caring student body about one another," Ellison said.