- Associated Press - Friday, August 21, 2015

STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) - A Long Island high school varsity football player is hospitalized in critical condition after suffering a heatstroke during practice.

Newsday (https://nwsdy.li/1WIUhMo ) says Nikolas Visco was taken to Stony Brook Children’s Hospital on Monday.

Visco’s doctor tells the newspaper that the Riverhead High School junior also suffered from kidney and liver failure.

Dr. Daniel Sloniewsky says Visco was on dialysis but added it wasn’t clear if the kidney problem was permanent or temporary.

Riverhead football coach Leif Shay says Visco told team coaches that he wasn’t feeling well right after practice ended. The team’s trainer immediately called an ambulance.

The temperature was 86 Monday morning and the heat index was 92. A heat alert is mandatory when the index reaches 95. The team was practicing under a self-imposed modified heat alert.


Information from: Newsday, https://www.newsday.com

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