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Will McKamey

A Grace Christian Academy football player who was injured during a football game last week will be coming home from the hospital on Tuesday.

According to a text from Will McKamey's dad, Will will be discharged from Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga.  He says the neurologists told them that Will's injury has already begun to correct itself, and he should be released to all activities after another checkup in four weeks, including football.

Randy McKamey credits a higher power for his son's recovery.  He ends the text with, "What a scary time for such a strong athlete but it just goes to show you the power of prayer and how almighty our God really is!" 

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An East Tennessee high school prayed for a student who was injured during a football game Sunday evening.

Grace Christian Academy senior Will McKamey suffered a head injury as the Rams played South Pittsburg. He was airlifted to a Chattanooga-area hospital and placed into an intensive care unit.

According, Randy McKamey, Will's father and head football coach at Grace Christian Academy, his son has since been released from the ICU and placed in a private room where he can rest.

"Just want to thank everybody for their thoughts and prayers," Randy McKamey said.

The idea to hold a prayer service for Will McKamey came on Saturday. Grace Pastor Matt Mercer and a colleague decided to hold the event at 4:24 p.m. since "24" is the number McKamey wears while playing football.

However, he told 10News the school was unaware what else 4:24 stood for at the time.

"The cool thing about it, Acts 4:24, I didn't realize this, said 'that when they heard this, they lifted their voices to God in prayer,'" Mercer said.

And, there was plenty of prayer Sunday. More than 100 people attended the service. Some participants even came from rival schools.

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A Grace Christian High School football player injured during a game Friday night is improving according to 10Sports' Steve Phillips.

Will McKamey tweeted today this message:

Im all good now... Thanks for all the prayers and support! It means alot!

Phillips says McKamey has been moved from the ICU at Erlanger to a private room.

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The father of a high school football player from Grace Christian Academy tells 10News his son is still in the hospital being treated for an injury he sustained in a game.

Will McKamey was hurt during a game at South Pittsburg High School Friday night.

10Sports Director Steve Phillips says McKamey is not out of the woods yet.  But the latest medical report the family received was good news.  The injury is serious, but not as serious as initially feared.

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A high school football player from Grace Christian Academy was injured Friday night during a game.

10Sports Director Steve Phillips cited multiple reports that Will McKamey was hurt during a game at South Pittsburg High School, west of Chattanooga.

McKamey was airlifted to a Chattanooga hospital and was reportedly responsive en route.

The running back has committed to the U.S. Naval Academy. He is the son of Grace head coach Randy McKamey.

Will McKamey was voted 10Sports' Offensive Player of the Week last week.

There was no word on his condition as of late Friday night.

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