Doctors Baffled After 16-Year-Old Football Player and Wrestler Suffers a Stroke and Bloodclot in His Brain
By Jim Hoft
A defensive lineman for Mount Pleasant High School in North Carolina who appeared to be in his prime at the age of 16 was found unconscious on the floor of his girlfriend’s house.
Tylin McDowell, a player for the Mt. Pleasant Tigers, played and excelled as a defensive lineman during a match with Maiden Blue Devils for the state playoffs.
Even though the Tigers suffered a 46-13 defeat that evening, it appeared that nobody was seriously injured and left the field healthy. And Tylin and other Mount Pleasant athletes were getting ready for the upcoming wrestling season, Independent Tribune reported.
One day after the match, Tylin was found unconscious on the floor at his girlfriend’s house in Mount Pleasant.
WBTV reported that Tylin was transported to Atrium Northeast, where doctors found something much more serious than dehydration. According to the doctors, there was a blockage in the blood supply to his brain, an indication that he was having a stroke.
He underwent immediate surgery to remove the clot and was then transferred to Levine Children’s Hospital, where he is currently making a full recovery.