Last Friday night, Greenville DB Jeremiah Williams was trying to make a tackle in the team’s game against Madison Central when he fractured two vertebrae in his neck and went down. Play was stopped as the team doctors for Madison Central came onto the field and began to perform CPR.
Williams was eventually airlifted to UMMC in Jackson where he was placed on a ventilator. Doctors stated that he suffered fractures to his C1 and C4 vertebrae.
In a Facebook post, an individual that is close with the family stated that the pressure in Williams’ brain has increased as doctors continue to perform more tests.
A prayer vigil was held at the school last week, and many across Mississippi, including Governor Bryant, are continuing to send their thoughts and prayers to Williams and his family.
“Please keep Greenville HS football player Jeremiah Williams in your prayers today.
It is my prayer the Good Lord will put his healing hands on this young man, his family, and community. The entire state of MS is rallying behind you, Jeremiah,” Governor Bryant tweeted after the injury occurred.
A Gofundme page has been created to help with medical bills, and the page has already reached nearly $40,000.