Football player in Oregon dies of head injury - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Football player in Oregon dies of head injury

LA GRANDE, Ore. (AP) - Eastern Oregon officials say a football player has died of injuries suffered during the team's spring football game.

Spokesman Tim Seydel says Dylan Steigers took a blow to the head late in Saturday's scrimmage. He walked off the field, but later vomited on the sidelines, a sign of concussion.

The trainer called 911 and Steigers was rushed to the hospital. Doctors said he suffered an acute subdural hematoma as a result of the head injury.

Steigers died Sunday; he was 21. Steigers joined the Eastern Oregon NAIA football program this spring after transferring from the University of Montana. He was listed as a freshman receiver on the Eastern Oregon roster.

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