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Football player flown to hospital after injury at Trinity University in Bannockburn

A LifeNet medical helicopter lands on a field at Trinity International University in Bannockburn Saturday morning. | Photo: Max Weingardt.

A football player suffered a serious injury during practice Saturday morning at Trinity International University near Deerfield and was flown to the hospital.

The Deerfield-Bannockburn Fire Protection District and Bannockburn Police Department responded around 11:45 a.m. Saturday to Trinity International University, 2065 Half Day Road in Bannockburn, for an injured person call.

According to fire department radio traffic, a football player on the field suffered an injury on Center Field just south of the Meyer Sports Complex.

The player was reported to be unconscious. Paramedics arrived and called for a LifeNet medical helicopter to respond to the scene.

Paramedics treat an injured person inside an ambulance at Trinity International University in Bannockburn Saturday morning. | Photo: Max Weingardt.

Firefighters had set up a landing zone on the field and the LifeNet helicopter arrived a short time later, according to the radio report.

The helicopter transported the player to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge for treatment. The player’s condition was not immediately known.

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The Deerfield-Bannockburn Fire Protection District nor the Bannockburn Police Department have released any information on the incident.

A spokesperson for Trinity International University was not immediately available.


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