A high school football player died Thursday morning after what appears to have been a freak accident.
According to NBC New York, a Long Island 11th grader died after suffering a serious injury during football practice Thursday morning.
The teenager, who played for Sachem East High School, reportedly may have gotten hurt while participating in a drill that involves players carrying poles.
The player was pronounced dead at Stony Brook University Hospital.
The nature of the injury wasn’t immediately clear, but sources familiar with the investigation say he may have slipped and hit his head on a pole during a training exercise that involved team members carrying a metal pole on their shoulders.
The student was later identified as 16-year-old Joshua Mileto.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Farmingville community.