Bay High football player in critical condition after suffering a brain related medical condition during football game

By: Mark Vaughn Email
By: Mark Vaughn Email

PANAMA CITY Fla- Bay High junior running back Carlos Wells remains in critical condition at Children's Hospital of Alabama after leaving Bay's Friday night game against Choctaw with a brain related medical condition. As of tonight there is some positive news, Carlos' family confirms doctors believe they successfully removed a blood clot from Carlos' brain, though they are guarded about that. After spending time to repair the area around the clot, Wells was taken to recovery. Bay Head Coach Frank Sorrells, along with Athletic Director Glenn Manley, are in Birmingham with the Wells family.
Bay High Principal Billy May tells Newschannel 7 sports they do not believe Wells was injured on a particular play during Friday night's game. According to May, Wells got nauseaus during the game, and so was taken to a nearby hospital. Carlos complained of a bad headache, and after tests showed perhaps a serious condition, he was airlifted to Children's Hospital in Birmingham, where the five plus hour surgery took place. As of tonight, the hospital lists Carlos in critical condition.

Wells has been at the Children's Hospital of Alabama since Friday night. Again his family is with him in Birmingham, as well as Sorrells and Manley.

The Children's Hospital of Alabama is located on the grounds of the UAB Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama.


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  • by Anonymous Location: Panama City on Nov 14, 2010 at 07:14 PM
    My prayers are with you and your family, my child goes to Bay High and told me what happen Get Well real soon.
  • by Tabitha Location: Texas on Nov 3, 2010 at 11:33 AM
    I am praying for you everyday! I love you please get well soon so we can have some chick-a-dilly and school donuts! Love you see you soon!
  • by YFOR Location: Freeport on Nov 2, 2010 at 08:51 PM
    Our family extends our wishes and prayers for a quick and long lasting recovery. Watching the video Carlos you seem to be a strong person. To your family we pray for strength and relief in your recovery
  • by bay high Location: quaterback club on Nov 2, 2010 at 04:39 PM
    carlos.hang in there your tough and will pull through.fellow football family and the quater back club are praying for you and your family
  • by Mirage Location: Pensacola on Nov 2, 2010 at 07:59 AM
    I'm praying for a quick and successful recovery for you, Carlos. Hang in there, and keep fighting! I wish you (and your family) all the best. God Bless.
  • by Itsmylifetoo Location: Panama City on Nov 2, 2010 at 07:23 AM
    My prayers are with you Carlos and with your family. I pray Carlos bounces back and can grow to be the young man he's suppose to be. Blessings for you and your family young man! One minute your playing football the next your on a lifeflight....how fast life can change.
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