Transcript for High School Football Player's Family Sues School District
Back now with a family of a high school football player who says their son is severely debilitated from hits he took on the field. They're suing the school district claiming the coach put the junior back in the game even though he told the too much he wasn't feeling well. ABC's Matt Gutman is here with the news, exclusive, Matt, good morning to you. Reporter: 17-year-old trey Enloe said he was feeling nauseated, dizzy, had headaches. Those are classic concussion symptoms. His doctor said he probably suffered a concussion on the first play of the game, but he ended up playing the rest of it making that brain injury so much worse. This is the moment trey Enloe's life changed. Number 60, the kicker, crashing helmet-to-helmet with that player. When he got home that day and his life changed. Reporter: During this junior varsity game last year, the 18-year-old stumbling off the field asking his coach to bench him. His parents telling ABC news exclusi exclusively -- He was trying to tell his teammate something about a play and his words were slurred. Reporter: He was unable to follow simple instruction according to a suit his family filed against the San Diego school district but his coach allegedly sent him wobbling back in saying, I don't have time for this right now. He ended up playing most of the game suffering additional hits and when a doctor finally saw him -- He motioned like you need to get down here now. That's when I knew something was really wrong. Reporter: His family says trey is now severely debilitated. He has very severe migrant grains. Reading right now is very painful for him. He who's Billy? My doctor says I have Skittles Pox. Are they contagious? I don't think so. Contract the rainbow! Taste the rainbow! The risk of additional injury is way up. Reporter: Trey's concussion happened a year ago tomorrow. And his father worries there still is not enough awareness. This will play out this weekend on football fields all over America. Pay attention to how real this is. Reporter: Now, I want to show you those images interest that study. Take a look on the left. That's a brain of a healthy high school football player before the season starts. See these Orange and blue dots, that's the circuitry the brain is trying to use to complete a tack. Now take a look at the right side. The same kid during the season, see how those images on the right, there's so many fewer dots of the red and blue. Those are the ways in which the brain has rewired itself to complete that same task. All to avoid using those damaged areas and, remember, this is a kid without a diagnosed concussion and maybe the most disturbing part of that study it took up to five months for some of those players' brains to heal. Lara. Does the brain ever really fully heal? That's also the question people are asking. You played football, Michael. It is one of these things -- it's this catch-22. So many kids that want to play and parents who want them to play but you have to listen to the kid. If the kid says, I don't feel well, these are the symptoms, trust them they know what they're talking about. Nothing worse than having some kid injured over trying to win a football game. It's not important at all. Not worth it. Matt, thank you, Michael, thank you.
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