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Pleasanton student injured during football game

Foothill High player airlifted to local hospital

A Foothill High School football player had to be airlifted to a local hospital Thursday evening after sustaining an injury during a game.

San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District firefighters received a call from personnel at California High School in San Ramon shortly after 6:30 p.m. saying a football player was hurt on the field, according to Battalion Chief Jim Selover.

Firefighters responded to the scene and found a 14-year-old male lying on the ground. He was alert, oriented and moving all his extremities, but complained of pain in his upper back and numbness and tingling on his left foot and hand, Selover said.

As a precaution, the student was flown to Children’s Hospital in Oakland for further evaluation.

“We wanted to get him to the best place we could to get him checked out,” Selover said.

The student's current condition is not known.

Thursday’s 5:30 p.m. game was the second of the season for the Foothill High freshmen team.

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