Injured Football Player Suffered Stroke

Bailey Foley

(The Press Democrat) – The Fortuna High School football player who began having seizures on the sideline near the end of a game Friday night at Cardinal Newman suffered a stroke and on Monday was placed in a medically-induced coma for a second time, according to his mother.

Tara Johnson of Fortuna said after seeing an MRI taken Sunday she was unclear whether 17-year-old Bailey Foley’s stroke occurred during the football game or as a result of complications afterward.

“How does a 17-year-old have a stroke?” she asked Monday, adding that her son had never had any seizures before. “Did (the game) cause this to happen or (is it) a result of what happened?” CONTINUE