The study found that the ACL injury rate for football players was about 11.1 percent. A Georgia high school football player is in the ICU after suffering a head injury during a game. North Shore quarterback Dematrius Davis (4) passes as West Brook defender Brynden Anderson (91) reaches for the ball during the first half of a high school football … That high rate indicates that one out of every 10 players on a football field will experience an ACL injury. If attendance at some recent state football championships is any indication, interest in watching high school football and supporting the local team remains strong. And, unfortunately, these severe injuries could put a stop to a player’s promising career and even keep them out of college ball. A Kentucky high school football player is recovering from brain surgery after collapsing during a game over the weekend. North Bullitt High School senior Zach Vorbrink was … 16-year-old Dylan Thomas was a linebacker for Pike County High School in Zebulon, Georgia. Forrest (knee) reached an injury settlement with the Rams on Saturday, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.. Forrest is now free to sign elsewhere if he is healthy enough to play. Several strategies can help to prevent football injuries—from working out during the off-season to stretching both before and after practice. Football Injury Prevention According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in 2018, almost 300,000 people were treated for football-related injuries in hospital emergency rooms. Georgia high school football player dies from brain injury.