A high school student at prestigious Loyola High School in Manhattan, who was injured in a soccer game earlier this week. has died. Junior Thomas Jakelich was playing in a varsity game against the United Nations International School Monday afternoon on Randall's Island. Jakelich's family says the 16-year-old teen collided with another player.
The family says the collision appeared normal at first, but then Jakelich was hospitalized with internal bleeding.
His liver was lacerated and he died Monday night at Harlem Hospital.
"As a school community, we mourn the tragic loss of Thomas Jakelich and offer our prayers and deepest condolences to his family. Out of respect for the privacy of Thomas' loved ones and that of our students," said Loyola School President Tony Oroszlany.
The medical examiner's office says the exact cause of death is still being determined.
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