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Classmates of a Kingston High School sophomore football player who broke his neck on the first play of last week’s game against Sequoyah showed their support and rallied the community’s support for him on Tuesday.
Seth Haynes shattered the third vertebrae in his neck in the game and underwent surgery at the University of Tennessee Medical Center over the weekend. He could be released from the hospital as early as today and has expressed interest in attending the Yellow Jackets game this Friday night.
His family said that he is walking around a bit but that his football career is over.
Students and staff members at Kingston High held a walkathon in his honor and to raise money for his family. In all, they collected more than $2,500 for the family between the students, teachers, and administrators at the school and from members of the community who donated to the walkers.
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