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New York teen football player dies after collision

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A 16-year-old New York high school football player died at a hospital after colliding with an opponent during a varsity game, school officials said on Thursday. The death of Tom Cutinella, a junior at Long Island’s Wading River High School, comes amid heightened awareness of the long-run health effects of head injuries in professional and youth sports, particularly football. Cutinella died after being rushed from the field during a game against Elwood John H. … …read more

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