A Tennessee middle school football player is dead after suffering a medical emergency earlier this week at his practice.
According to a statement from Greeneville City Schools Superintendent Steve Starnes, it was reported that seventh-grader and football player Kaden Gunter passed away.
On Tuesday, Kaden experienced a medical emergency during football practice.
Kaden fought for a while and was in critical condition after being transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, but could not overcome his injuries.
Starnes issued a statement Friday night:
The Greeneville City Schools’ community is mourning the loss of one of our beloved Greeneville Middle School students today. Kaden Gunter, 7th grade student, was loved by his classmates, his teachers, his principals, and the entire GMS staff. Kaden was a member of the GMS Greene Devil Football Team. Numerous supports have been put into place for GMS students, faculty, and staff as they grieve this tremendous loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Kaden’s family, friends, classmates, and the entire GMS staff. We also want to thank the community for their outpouring of support during this extremely difficult time.
Please keep the Gunter family in your prayers during this tough time.