RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A high school football game in Raleigh on Friday night was called off during the fourth quarter after a player was injured.
Jordan player Brandon Massey suffered a neck injury in the game, Jordan school officials said on Twitter.
The student’s father is the head football coach for the Shaw Bears.
On Saturday, Brandon Massey was in the pediatric ICU at Wake Med and was underwent surgery on Saturday, school officials said.
On Sunday, his condition was improved and listed as stable, hospital officials told WNCN.
Even with everything going on with his own family, the coach told his players it was also important to be at the Shaw game Saturday to support his Shaw family.
Coach Robert Massey’s son, a sophomore at Jordan, suffered a serious neck injury during the game.
Coach Massey still came to Saturday’s game to lead the Shaw Bears against Livingstone College.
Coach Massey left Shaw immediately after the game to go to the hospital to be with his son.
On social media people have been showing their support for the Masseys.
Cardinal Gibbons was beating Jordan 42-13 with 10:57 left in the game when the injury occurred.
“Falcon family – keep Brandon Massey in your thoughts – he was injured in last nite’s football game @ Card Gibbons,” Jordan High School said in a Tweet.