ABC NEWS: The Shocking Dangers of High School Football // MORE: New Jersey high school star quarterback Evan Murray died of an abdominal hemorrhage caused by a lacerated spleen.

ABC NEWS: The Shocking Dangers of High School Football // MORE: New Jersey high school star quarterback Evan Murray died of an abdominal hemorrhage caused by a lacerated spleen.

And this reporting from FOX NEWS on the subject:

A star New Jersey high school quarterback who collapsed and died after receiving a heavy hit during a Friday night football game was a victim of internal bleeding caused by a ruptured spleen, an autopsy revealed Monday.

Morris County Medical Examiner Ronald Suarez noted in his autopsy reported that Evan Murray had an abnormally large spleen which was more susceptible to injury, according to NJ.com. Suarez also determined there was no evidence of head trauma or heart disease and ruled Murray’s death an accident.

Murray, 17, had walked off the field with the help of some Warren Hills Regional High School teammates after taking a hit in the backfield. A short time later, the three-sport athlete collapsed on the sidelines.

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