Britton football player severely injured in Friday game

A high school football player from Britton is hospitalized after sustaining a severe head injury during a game in Warner Friday night.

According to his Caring Bridge page, junior quarterback Trevor Zuehlke was taken by ambulance to Aberdeen, and then airlifted to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. A scan reportedly showed bleeding on his brain.

The scan did not indicate any injuries to his neck or spine. He’s currently in a medically-induced coma to allow his brain to begin healing and the swelling to go down.