(Missourinet) Chad Stover, the Tipton High School football player who sustained massive head injuries in a football game on Halloween night, has died from those injuries. Stover just turned 17 on November 8th. Tipton Superintendent Scott Jarvis says the school does not have an official statement at this time and could not provide specific details.
His mother Amy had updated hundreds of followers on the Caringbridge.com website. Her last entry came on November 12, saying that Chad has had setbacks each day. The website has received over 21,000 visits. A Facebook page set up for Chad, has over 7,300 followers.
Residents in Tipton and surrounding communities and other football teams had started wearing red ribbons, some marked with the number 18, Stover’s jersey number.
Stover suffered a severe head injury with about six minutes to play in the fourth quarter of a game against Sacred Heart-Sedalia. He was life-flighted to University Hospital in Columbia.
(Photo also courtesy of Missourinet, from Chad Stover’s Facebook page.)