Will McKamey, 19, passes away from brain injury

(WBIR) The Naval Academy has released a statement saying that Will McKamey, 19, of Knoxville passed away Tuesday while in a coma at the Baltimore Shock Trauma Center.

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McKamey's death comes three days after he collapsed during a spring football practice for Navy. Doctors performed emergency brain surgery to relieve pressure on a blood clot on McKamey's brain.

McKamey suffered a similar injury during his senior football season at Grace Christian Academy in November 2012, but that injury did not require surgery.

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The Naval Academy said that his teammates, classmates and the Navy football staff have been overwhelmed by the news.

Funeral arrangements are still being worked out at this time.


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