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Concussion that killed teen football player wasn't his first

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SEATTLE (AP) - A Washington school district has revealed that a football player who died following a head injury had suffered a concussion before.
    
KCPQ-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1FWtPdd ) that Highline School District Superintendent Susan Enfield said Thursday morning that Evergreen High School football player Kenney Bui had a concussion several weeks before being injured at last Friday's game.
    
She says he was cleared by a doctor to return to the field.
    
The 17-year-old died Monday. He had collapsed during a last week's football game against Highline High School.
    
The King County Medical Examiner's Office says Bui died from blunt-force trauma to the head.
    
Highline Public Schools spokeswoman Catherine Carbone Rogers says Bui received surgery at a Seattle hospital and was listed in critical condition Sunday.
    
Bui was a wide receiver and defensive back.
    
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Information from: KCPQ-TV, http://q13fox.com/

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