KERSEY, Colo. (CBS4) – A Colorado community is rallying behind a young football player lying in a hospital bed.

Trey Johnson took a hit on the field and suffered a severe head injury during last Friday’s game between Platte Valley and Eaton high schools.

The junior was flown to The Children’s Hospital last week. He collapsed in the hallway of the school as he was about to come out to play in the second half.

“We think that he received some sort of head injury at the beginning of the game,” Johnson’s coach told CBS4. “He scored a touchdown and I believe he had an interception in that first half.”

At some point during that game Johnson was hit.

“He was complaining that his head was hurting and so on, and the next thing we know, he just goes unconscious,” the coach said. “This is the stuff, like I said, that you read about, see about, and you don’t think it’s going to happen to you or your school district or anything, but it has.”

A week later as Johnson continues to make improvements in the hospital his team is rallying behind him.

“It’s pretty awesome having everybody come together from different schools and support Trey and the Johnsons,” a student said.

“I think we’ve sold 165 t-shirts already and i know they have another 165 tonight,” the coach said.

All the money raised goes towards the mounting medical bills.

“It’s unfortunate that this happened, but you see the good of people coming out and it makes you feel really good,” the coach said.

The Johnson family released a statement saying they are overwhelmed by the community’s support.


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