FILE - This Aug. 4, 2012 file photo shows new football helmets that were given to a group of youth football players from the Akron Parents Pee Wee Football League, in Akron, Ohio. It's not just football. A new report says too little is known about concussion risks for young athletes, and it's not clear whether better headgear is an answer. The panel stresses wearing proper safety equipment. But it finds little evidence that current helmet designs, face masks and other gear really prevent concussions, as ads often claim. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
A high school football player in Chicago died Friday after sustaining an injury during a game Thursday night. His death is the seventh football-related death of the year.
According to ABC7, Andre Smith, 17, of Country Club Hills, Ill., was injured while his school, Bogan High School, played against Chicago Vocational High School.
On October 17, Texas high school football player Cam’ron Matthews died after suffering a seizure on the sidelines during a game.
Officials did not release information as to the cause of Smith’s injury.