Posted: 3:18 pm Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

Source: Boynton Beach player airlifted to hospital to be released from hospital 

By Matt Porter

Boynton Beach junior Kevin (C.J.) Wilson, who Friday night was airlifted from a game at Wellington High after suffering a neck injury, was to be released from the hospital Saturday, said a Wilson family friend asked by the family to speak to the media.

“He’s doing great,” said Jack Siney, who spent time at the hospital Saturday morning. “He’s in great spirits. Overall, it’s a great outcome.”

Wilson, a 5-foot-10, 225-pound running back, collided with another player during a run play in the fourth quarter. As Wilson was tackled, his helmet made contact with the helmet of another player, knocking him unconscious.

Wilson was unresponsive for several minutes and a traumahawk helicopter was called. Around the time the helicopter departed, Wilson had regained consciousness and was able to move his extremities.

He received neurological tests at Delray Medical Center and was in fair condition this morning, according to a hospital spokesperson.

Siney said Wilson was not diagnosed with a concussion and could play soon.

“He’s definitely going to be back. He’s going to sit out this week as a precautionary measure. He’s going to be sore a little bit,” Siney said. “He’s in great shape, so that helps.”

Wilson spent his freshman year at Olympic Heights before moving to Georgia with his mother. He now lives with his father in Boynton Beach.

Wellington went on to win Friday night’s game 20-19.