Prep athlete collapses during practice

FAMILY — Denham Springs football player Remy Hildago stands with his twin sisters who are on the cheerleading team.

A Denham Springs High School football player was taken to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center after collapsing during practice Tuesday, according to a spokesperson from the Livingston Parish Public Schools.

The mother of the student, Ashley Roberson, identified her son as offensive lineman Remy Hildago in information that she shared about his condition Wednesday morning.

She said her son arrived at the Baton Rouge hospital with a high fever and was unconscious. Doctors say that he had a heat stroke, she said.

They think he has some sort of brain damage,” Roberson said Wednesday. “His blood pressure keeps dropping. They are having to give him lots of fluids and potassium and electrolytes.”

“They think he may have some intestinal and kidney damage,” she said. “He has had some seizures. They are trying to get him stable to transfer him to New Orleans, but they have to stabilize him.”

The Denham Springs High School football team held practice Tuesday, beginning at 3 p.m. All normal safety protocols were followed by coaches and staff prior to and during the practice, a school spokesperson said.

The incident occurred near the end of practice, she said.

The school’s spokesperson also said three trainers were present during the team’s practice and all responded immediately to the incident, providing medical help and calling 9-1-1 for paramedic assistance and for the student to be taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital.

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