Wylie High Football Player Suffers Apparent Stroke During Game


THIS WILEY HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR APPARENTLY SUFFERED A STROKE DURING THE GAME. DAN HAGGERTY ON THE STORY FOR US WITH THE LATEST. DAN? REPORTER: YEAH, AND 16-YEAR- OLD PARKER KERCY IN THE ICU. THEY KNOW HE HAD A STROKE, BUT ARE NOT SURE WHY. LOOKING TO GAIN FILM NOW FOR SOME POSSIBLE CLOSE. . CAUGHT A QUICK SHOT OF NUMBER 74, WILEY, JUNIOR, PARKER PUSEY. THE THING IN OUR VIDEO EXPLAINS WHY HE ENDED THE NIGHT AT BAILOR HIGH SCHOOL. NOT IN MY WILDEST DAYS DID I THINK ONE OF MY FOOTBALL PLAYERS WOULD HAVE A STROKE. REPORTER: HEAD COACH BILL WILIER HAS HELD WILEY FOR 25 YEARS. HE SHOWED US WHERE PARKER HANGS HIS CLEATS THIS IS HIS LAST PLAY. THIS IS HIM RIGHT THERE. REPORTER: AND THE GAME FILM FROM FRIDAY. THE SEEMINGLY UNEVENTFUL PLAY. PARKER STEPPED INTO PASS PROTECTION, NEVER TOOK A BIG HIT, BUT RAN FOR THE SIDELINES AFTER THE WHISTLE. THEY IMMEDIATELY KNEW SOMETHING WAS WRONG, BECAUSE THE SIDE OF HIS FACE DROPPED. REPORTER: THE 16-YEAR-OLD COULD BARELY TALK OR FOCUS. THE TEEN CALLED 9:11, AND PARKER HAS BEEN HOSPITALIZED EVER SINCE. WHAT DID YOU SAY TO HIM WHEN YOU WENT IN THE HOSPITAL FOR THE FIRST TIME? DID YOU SAY ANYTHING TO HIM? . I LOVE HIM, YOU KNOW. WE WANT HIM TO GET BETTER. WE’RE PRAYING FOR HIM. REPORTER: AND BEING THANKFUL THAT THE DIAGNOSIS HERE HAS IMPROVED ALREADY WITH MORE TESTS BEING RUN TONIGHT FROM THE ICU. HE CAN COUGH AND SPEAK. HE REBELS. HE KNOWS WHO PEOPLE ARE. THE GOOD NEWS IS, WITH A LOT OF HELP, A LOT OF LOVE, HE’S GOING TO BE OKAY. REPORTER: AND COACH SAYS THAT THE DOCTORS TOLD HIM THEY BELIEVE THE STROKE ORIGINATED FROM A SPASM IN PARKER’S NECK THAT MAY HAVE

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