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Football Player Is Still in Coma

October 07, 2002|Ben Bolch

Andrew Castillo, a senior fullback at San Gabriel Gabrielino High, remained in a coma Sunday night after suffering a head injury Friday night against Burbank.

Castillo was in critical condition at Providence Holy Cross Hospital in Mission Hills after surgery Sunday to remove a blood clot on the left side of his brain, said Gary Goodson, superintendent of the San Gabriel Unified School District. A similar surgery was performed Friday after Castillo was admitted to the hospital.

Castillo walked off the field after a running play, complaining of a headache, and was being attended to by a coach and administrator when he fell unconscious, Goodson said.

Coaches from both teams agreed to call the game with 10:45 remaining and Gabrielino leading, 12-7.

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