Wednesday, April 23, 2014

LHS Player Injured in Spring Practice

A Louisville High School Sophomore, Marcus Banks was injured in Spring football practice at the school on Tuesday. The 16 year old Banks was airlifted to University Medical Center in Jackson where he underwent a procedure last night with possible surgery this morning.

Tuesday's practice was the first Spring practice in full pads and Banks was injured during a drill at around 4:05 pm. Coaches and trainers immediately recognized the seriousness of the injury and called 911 and did not move Banks. Emergency personnel arrived on the scene and also determined that the player should not be moved by ambulance and that the extent of injury was possibly severe.

By 5:10 pm, Banks was on his way to University Medical Center in Jackson by air ambulance.

His condition is unknown at this time but reports indicate that by last night, Banks had some use of his right hand and some feeling had returned to his left arm as well.

Last Fall, a Nanih Waiya player was injured in a similar manner during practice. After several surgeries and therapy, he has since resumed sports activity.

WinstonWeb will update as information becomes available.