Injured football player claims he was left behind at game

Injured football player claims he was left behind at game

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A 7th grader says he was left behind at a football field, after he was injured during the game.

For running back Keondrick Scyrus, it was the first game of the season, at a new school.

"It felt hurt. It hurted," said the 12 year-old.

His mom, Takiesha Jarmon, says he was going for a tackle.

Takiesha said, "That's when he was injured...He was removed off the field and put on the bench."

"The man, he gave me some ice and he said it was just bruised," added Keondrick.

The Webb Middle Schooler stayed there, with an ice pack until the game ended.

His mother said, "The team started huddling up, as they do, towards the end and he's still on the bench and I noticed all the other boys are dismissed off the field and my son, he's still sitting there."

Keondrick says he asked his head coach for help.

"I said, am I supposed to go? and he said, okay, wait," Keondrick added. "I tried to get up and then I fell back down."

Takiesha said, "He attempts to walk, but we can see that he can't walk, so I'm like, okay, that's why he hasn't moved."

The teams are supposed to arrive and leave football games together, on a bus, so a relative helped Takiesha get him off the field.

"We come out here and his whole team's already left on the bus," she said.

Reps with AISD didn't want to comment on camera, but say the head coach was still on the field, for an 8th grade football game that was just starting.

"That was one of his remarks to me, well, after his game was over, my mind was focused on the next game, so he just forgot about him," Takiesha said. "Even the principal say, it's school policy that the students, they can't leave with a parent...unless it's a medical emergency and they're leaving on an ambulance."

When they got back to Webb to drop off his pads, Takiesha says no one had even noticed her son was missing.

Takiesha said, "They need a better system to where every student is accounted for. If they come as a team, they need to leave as a team."

Football used to be the reason why Keondrick was excited to go to school.

"I just wanna move schools," he added. "I wanna play for a different school."

Now, he is focusing on recovering from a fractured ankle.

Reps with AISD insist Keondrick was not left behind.

Since last Tuesday's incident, the Webb Middle Schooler has been assigned a "buddy" to help him around campus and a different staff member is now in charge of the 7th grade football team.

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