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Lake Fenton player OK after injury during game homecoming

by David Fleet

October 05, 2011

A Lake Fenton Blue Devils football player is expected to fully recover from injuries he suffered during the Goodrich Homcoming game Sept. 30.

With the Martians up 14-0 and 6:09 left in the second quarter, Lake Fenton defensive back Matt Hommer had head-to-head contact with a Goodrich player.

Following the collision, Hommer, a junior, laid on the field in rainy conditions for more than 30 minutes while coaches and trainers attended to his injuries.

Genesee County Sheriff paramedics were called and arrived just prior to the arrival of a Swartz Ambulance.

Hommer was stabilized and taken off the field on a stretcher. He was transported to Genesys Regional Medical Center for treatment

He left the hospital Saturday morning under his own power, added Todd Reynolds, Lake Fenton High School principal.

"There appears to be no major injuries—Matt received a mild concussion and a strained neck. He was back to school on Monday, but will still have to be cleared to play on Friday."

The game and half-time activities were delayed for about an hour. The Goodrich Martians won the game 27-7.