Wall collapses, hospitalizes 5 Oakman High School football players

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PIKE COUNTY, Ala. — Several football players are in the hospital Friday evening after a wall collapsed onto them at Pike County High School.

Oakman High School Principal Patrick Gann told ABC 33/40 that five football players were in the visitor’s side locker room at PCHS when the brick wall fell on them while sitting on a bench.

Following the incident, the principal left for the hospital. The players underwent MRIs and CAT Scans, according to 33/40. Oakman High School Coach Mark Hastings tells ABC 33/40’s Jeff Speegle three players suffered back injuries. The conditions are reported ‘very concerning.’ Our news partners reported two players were transported – one at UAB and another to Children’s of Alabama. After shoulder treatment, one of the players was released.

“It fell on them and forced them forward with one still under it. Two others were knocked to the ground. [The] two with stitches seem to be OK,” Hastings wrote Speegle.

The Oakman High School versus Pike County High School football game has been postponed until 7 p.m. Monday.

Courtesy: Daily Mountain Eagle

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