Last Updated on September 14, 2023, 2:15 pm
The incident occurred on Friday night when Eagle suddenly collapsed on the field. According to The Daily Item, The Jersey Shore-Selinsgrove game was over with 11.4 seconds left, and the score knotted at 21 when Jersey Shore defensive end Max Engle fell out on the field during a timeout.
He was immediately transported to the hospital in an ambulance from his game. Eagle is currently admitted to Geisinger Medical Center; one of his friends stated in the post that Eagle is battling a severe Brain Injury with less hope of recovery.
Jersey Shore Area School District released his health status through an official post and asked for Eagle’s family privacy in this trying time:
“We have to break the bad news about one of our own to you, and it breaks our hearts. The outlook for Max Engle’s health is not good, and his condition has swiftly deteriorated. Max and his family are in our thoughts and prayers during this trying time. They have expressed gratitude for all of the support. The family is still requesting seclusion.”
Dr. Ulmer also asked for prayers from everyone for Eagle’s speedy recovery and stated that we realize that this news is challenging to digest and significantly impacts our entire community. We ask that you keep Max and his family in your prayers, in your thoughts, as they go through this trying time.
WNEP also reported that the school system has graciously requested that the public respect the family’s privacy and remember them in their prayers while they manage Max’s medical care.
GoFundMe Fundraiser for Max Eagle Treatment
Bald Eagle Athletics asked to help in fundraising for Eagle’s family and wrote in a Facebook that:
We encourage supporters to wear orange to Friday’s Varsity Football game against Tyrone to show their support for the Jersey Shore Football program, Head Coach, and BEA Alum Tom Gravish.
Max Engle, one of our young players, collapsed last Friday at the end of their match with Selinsgrove. His medical prognosis is poor, according to a report from the school district, and he has been receiving treatment at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.
For anybody who would like to support the family, a GoFundMe website has been set up. Liam McClain organized a GoFundMe page for collecting funds and requested:
“Max Engle, my best friend, recently suffered serious injury to his brain while playing football. We’re just trying to raise money to do anything we can to support his family. Any contribution is greatly welcomed and will help.”
The campaign had started to collect a $45,000 goal, and the page raised $45,168 from 755 donations; still, if anyone wants to donate, they can donate directly for his treatment.
Pennsylvania community is showing concerns through social media. Prayers for the talented Max Eagle; may he recover quickly and return to the team.
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