Dec 30, 2013; Fort Worth, TX, USA; Navy Midshipmen stand at attention before the game against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Navy beat Middle Tennessee 24-6. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Navy Midshipmen slotback Will McKamey airlifted to hospital after collapse

In a story that is becoming all too common during spring football practices, Navy Midshipmen slotback Will McKamey had to be airlifted from the field and was hospitalized after collapsing on Saturday at the team’s practice.

From an ESPN report, the freshman Midshipman was airlifted to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Unit in Baltimore and is currently receiving medical care, according to the school.

“The entire Naval Academy family is shaken by this turn of events and we are providing all the support we can to Will and his family,” Navy officials said in a statement.

The 5-foot-9, 170-pound McKamey, who was named Mr. Football for the state of Tennessee in 2012, has apparently had episodes like this before–as reported by the Knoxville News Sentinel–who said that McKamey also collapsed during a 2012 game for Grace Christian Academy.

During that hospital stay, McKamey was monitored for some swelling and bleeding in his brain, but did not require any sugery.

Coaches and players alike have to monitor things very closely at these spring drills, as many of the incoming freshmen, and even some returning players, aren’t quite in football shape.

All of us at wish McKamey the best for a speedy recovery and return to his teammates.

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