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Football player suffered severe concussion in Friday game, officials say

Adrian Padilla
Adrian Padilla

UPDATE 3:20 p.m.: School administrators in Oxnard say football player Adrian Padilla suffered a severe concussion in Friday’s game against San Luis Obispo High School.

In a statement issued today, Oxnard High Principal Eric Riegert said, “Adrian remains hospitalized but is showing some good signs. As of yesterday, he was able to recognize his family members, move all extremities and could respond with ‘thumbs up’ to questions. Despite this, he is still in very serious condition, so we will need to think good thoughts for him.”

He also recognized the support the family is getting from San Luis Obispo residents in the form of food and accommodations.

Original story: Adrian Padilla, the Oxnard High School football player injured in Friday’s game in San Luis Obispo, remains at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in critical but stable condition.

Padilla suffered a head injury during the game and underwent emergency surgery over the weekend, according to San Luis Obispo High coach David Kelley. A private prayer vigil for SLO High football players and their parents will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at the Sierra Vista hospital courtyard.

How to help

An account has been set up at Santa Barbara Bank and Trust under the name "Adrian Padilla Benefit Account." Donations can be made at any branch of Santa Barbara Bank and Trust.

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