SM West receiver hospitalized with stroke

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A high school football player in suburban Kansas City has been hospitalized after having a stroke during a football game

The Kansas City Star reports ( ) the family of Shawnee Mission West senior Andre Maloney said in a statement Friday that Maloney is in intensive care after suffering a stroke during the game Thursday night.

Shawnee Mission West football coach Tim Callaghan says Maloney was on the sideline when he became dizzy and “lost functioning” after scoring a 63-yard touchdown reception during Shawnee Mission West’s 37-34 loss against Leavenworth. Shawnee Mission West athletic director Don Perkins says Maloney was “pretty much untouched” during the play.

Maloney was taken off the field in an ambulance.

Maloney, who starts at wide receiver and cornerback, has verbally committed to play football at Kansas.

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