New Jersey Teenager Dies After Suffering Brain Hemorrhage on Football Field

A 16-year-old New Jersey high school football player who suffered a brain hemorrhage during a game in Bergen County Monday has died.

Ryne Dougherty, a linebacker for the Montclair High School junior varsity team, collapsed Monday afternoon during a game against Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, reported. He died at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hackensack University Medical Center after being removed from life support.

The hemorrhage happened after the teenager tackled an opposing player. He collapsed, then stood up for a moment, before collapsing again on the field, according to the report.

Dougherty was rushed to Hackensack medical center where he was diagnosed with a brain hemorrhage that required immediate surgery, according to a school district statement.

It is believed that Dougherty did not injure his head at Monday's game.

However, he sustained a concussion on Sept. 18 after tackling a teammate during practice, Frank Alvarez, Montclair's school superintendent, told

The incident marks the third teen football player death in New Jersey this year. In August, a 13-year-old boy from Waldwick died after collapsing on the field — and just one day later a 17-year-old student at Cliffside Park High School collapsed after a routine tackle during practice. He died four days later.

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