Official: Teen football player died from lacerated intestine

CLEVELAND (AP) A medical examiner says a high school football player from suburban Cleveland who was hit in the abdomen during a game died two days later of a problem caused by a lacerated small intestine.

The Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Medical Examiner's Office says 17-year-old Andre Jackson died of peritonitis Sunday at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland.

A Euclid (YOO'-klid) School District spokeswoman says the junior was involved in a collision during a punt play Friday in a game against Solon (SOH'-lun) and walked to the team's sideline afterward.

She says an ambulance took Jackson to a medical center in Beachwood, and he was discharged the next day.

Both hospitals are in the University Hospitals system, and a spokeswoman says there will be a full review of the care Jackson received.

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