- Associated Press - Monday, October 27, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A senior defensive lineman for a Tampa Bay area high school suffered a leg injury in a football game that eventually required the amputation of his lower right leg due to blood clots.

The Northeast High School student’s injury occurred during Friday night’s game against Clearwater High School. The game was delayed for almost half an hour while medical personnel worked on 17-year-old Leshawn Williams. He was taken off the field on a stretcher and taken to a hospital.

Northeast coach Jeremy Frioud told The Tampa Bay Times (https://bit.ly/1wBCzh7 ) on Monday that the surgery was successful.

The Times reported the 6-foot, 330-pound Williams spent the weekend at Bayfront Hospital in St. Petersburg. The surgery took place Sunday after unsuccessful efforts to reestablish circulation.

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