Is It Healthy For Heavy Kids To Play Football?

Earlier on Your Wake Up Call, Dr. Christopher R. Sforzo with the Florida Orthopedic Specialists talked about football and how it’s getting more and more dangerous as time goes on. Sforzo specializes in sports medicine and has treated many children as young as elementary school.

A local high school football player from Northeast High School injured his leg during a game and was hospitalized. He eventually had to have his leg amputated because of a blood clot.

Leshawn Williams was playing with his team against Clearwater High School when he got hurt and has since received more than $5,000 in medical expenses from the community.

As of Tuesday, the then 17-year-old (today is his birthday), was still in the Bayfront Hospital receiving treatment in intensive care.

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