There was a scary moment in Friday night’s nationally-televised showdown between De La Salle and Lakeland (FL). With 10:59 left in the game, Lakeland defensive end Tedward Hamilton was the recepient of a crushing block delivered by Dylan Wynn.
After the hit, Hamilton appeared to roll back and forth in pain for a few seconds before going motionless on the field. A 20-minute delay followed in which trainers from both teams stabilized his neck and used a stretcher to get him into an ambulance. I was informed several hours after the game by De La Salle athletic director, Leo Lopoz, that the injury was a broken sternum in his chest.
Lopoz sent me a text early Saturday morning saying that Hamilton had been released from the hospital and was travelling home with the rest of his teammates.