YORK COUNTY, Pa. — A York County high school football player was back on the field Friday, Sept. 25, 11 months after suffering a devastating brain injury.
Patrick Maloney, 18, suffered a brain bleed and stroke during a football game last October while playing for Kennard-Dale High School in Fawn Township.
He was hospitalized for five months.
He returned to the gridiron Friday night to help support his team, the Kennard-Dale Rams.
He said he appreciated all the support from the community over the past year.
"It's a pretty amazing feeling knowing that that many people care for me," Maloney said.
Maloney was able to graduate from Kennard-Dale in August.
He is continuing physical therapy to regain natural movement.
He has also registered for two classes at Harrisburg Area Community College.