Discus hits high school athlete in head

Discus hits high school athlete in head
File picture of a Life Flight helicopter

MOLALLA, Ore. – A freshman girl at Molalla High School was hit in the head with a discus during track and field practice on Tuesday afternoon.
 
The girl was bleeding from the head and bystanders called 911, according to school superintendent Wayne Kostur.
 
When paramedics arrived, they determined the girl needed a medical helicopter to take her to OHSU in Portland.
 
The girl was brought to the intensive care unit, but doctors said she should make a full recovery, according to Kostur. Her skull was fractured and there were cuts on her head, but there appears to be no permanent damage.
 
Kostur said he wasn’t sure what safety procedures the track coaches had in place, but he said they would be reviewing safety with student athletes following the accident.