Originally Posted by Donutz
Not sure how much a helmet would have helped if it's a spinal injury, but on general principles you'd think a football player would understand the concept of a helmet.
I'd like more details, but honestly this looks like the type of things teenagers do all the time, because they're A) invulnerable and B) immortal. Really, I'm surprised I survived to see my 20th birthday.
True but still, like you said, a football player should know the concept of a helmet. And yes being young you ARE immortal lol don't get me wrong, I do feel bad for the kid cuz he's so young, but I sent this article to my 14 year old snowboarding nephew who also may think he is immortal so as to teach him what NOT to do. Here's another article about it with a little bit more info
Tyngsboro's star QB injured in snowboard accident - Lowell Sun Online