SWVA high school football player critically injured in accident awake and responsive


Courtesy: Lisa Meade

UPDATE (Oct. 17) — Dillon Meade is awake and responding, according to his mother on Saturday. He remains in the ICU, and the family is waiting for an update regarding rehabilitation. The doctors are pleased with his recovery.

COEBURN, Va. (WJHL) — A high school junior and football player in Coeburn, Virginia suffered a head injury following an accident over the weekend.

That information came from Lisa Meade, the mother of Eastside High School junior and football player, Dillon Meade.

Lisa told News Channel 11’s Pheben Kassahun that Dillon was involved in an accident after riding in the back of a pickup truck on Sunday.

She told Pheben over the phone Monday that Dillon was still in critical condition at the Johnson City Medical Center and had surgery after the incident left him with a “bad head injury.”

Dillon’s family thanked the community for the love and support and asked for continued prayers.

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