Family Of Injured Haskell Football Player Asks For Prayers

Monday, October 3rd 2016, 5:49 pm
By: News On 6

Friday night during the football game between Haskell and Henryetta, a Haskell player, Reuben Thomas, was injured and flown to St. Francis hospital.

Since then there have been calls for prayer and a GoFundMe account established for the family.

Apparently, Reuben had been injured earlier in the season but was medically cleared to play Friday night.

At some point during the game he was re-injured. According to people there, he collapsed on the sideline and went to the Henryetta hospital.

10/1/2016 Related Story: Haskell Football Player Injured, Flown To Tulsa Hospital

He was flown to St. Francis and, although the family was reluctant to talk to us, we understand he is in a medically induced coma with swelling and some bleeding on the brain.

Doctors are continuing to do tests, with surgery as a last option.

Following the game on Friday night, the Henryetta Quarterback Club posted a photo of a giant prayer circle on the field made up of players, coaches, cheerleaders and others.

The doctors at St. Francis are working to improve Reuben's condition; all any of the rest of us can do is pray for Reuben, which is what the family has asked us to do.

In addition to the GoFundMe account, an account at the Mabey Bank in Haskell has also been set up.